As a result of current restrictions on gatherings, we are providing HeartStrings, our online sympathy message where you can upload a photo and write a note or share a memory that will be printed and given to the family. Please click here to send your support.
Thomas “Tom” C. Dack, age 72, of Cottage Grove, formerly of S. St. Paul.
Passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Preceded in death by wife of 49 years, Jane; parents, William and Phyllis; three brothers; and one sister. Survived by children, Bill (Suzie), Rob (Lisa), Scott (Audrey), Tanya (Brian) Dack; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers; three sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
Thomas Claude Dack was born July 19, 1948 in Sandstone, MN to William and Phyllis (Creighton) Dack. At a young age his family moved to Mound, MN where he grew up and later graduated from Mound High School in 1966. Tom met Jane Bletsoe and the two were married at All Saint's Lutheran Church on October 28, 1967 and they made their home in South St. Paul, MN. Tom worked at the City of South St. Paul as a street maintenance worker for several years. In 1994, Tom and Jane moved to Apache Junction, AZ. Tom became Assistant General Manager of Apache Greyhound Park and worked there until just prior to when they moved back to St. Paul Park, MN in 2015. Tom then went to work at Fury Motors in So. St. Paul driving cars from dealership to dealership until this past summer. Tom enjoyed fishing, boating, playing games, talking to his friends in the morning at Park Café in St. Paul Park, just putzing around at the cabin and most of all spending time with his children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
Private family memorial service 10:30 AM, Monday, November 2, 2020, Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park, MN, 55071 with public visitation beginning at 11 AM-1 PM. Masks are required. LIVESTREAM INFORMATION: Tom's service will be live streamed, starting at 10:25 AM on Monday, November 2, 2020 and can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin. Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall or complete the HeartStrings message form to let the family know you were able to watch the service.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees is required at indoor events, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.