John Thomas Misgen, 62

Published 10:21 am Thursday, August 5, 2010

John Thomas Misgen,62, better known as “Tom” or “Tucker,” of Ellendale, died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

John was born Jan. 23, 1948, in Owatonna, Minn., the son of John Clark and Eleanor (Jasinski) Misgen. He graduated from Ellendale High School and attended Austin Community College and Winona State University.

John was united in marriage to Nancy Dube June 28, 1975, in Owatonna, Minn., and later divorced. He was self-employed driving truck for Misgen Trucking. He was a member of the Owatonna Eagles Club and Elks Club.

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John enjoyed visiting with and meeting new people. He told great stories, was always up to date on current events and loved to sing. In his free time, you could find him fishing, working crosswords, watching television with the kids or playing cards. He had a great love of driving his truck to see new places, cooking with the “Holy Trinity” and spending time with the family and grandkids.

John is survived by his children: Melissa Ann Misgen, of Tampa, Fla., Maria Louise Nelson (Josh), of Eagan, Minn., Macey Eleanor Misgen, of Ellendale, Minn., Marcy Elizabeth Blaschko (Jesse), of Faribault, Minn., John Thomas-Donald Misgen (Megan), of Owatonna, Minn., Michelle Lyn Misgen, of Minneapolis, Minn; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Lonnie (Doc) Misgen, of Ellendale, Minn.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Ann Tigner.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the Litomysl Catholic Church, rural Steele County. Father Swammi will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the St Aidens Catholic Church in Ellendale and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery Owatonna, Minn.

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements are by Bonnerup Funeral Service.