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Thomas James Walczynski

June 8, 1954 — May 4, 2024

Duluth

Thomas James Walczynski, 69, of Duluth, died peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2024 in his home surrounded by his wife and three children following a seven month battle with cancer. Tom was born in Duluth on June 8, 1954 to Joseph and Mary Lou (Schminski) Walczynski. Tom attended St. Peter and Paul, Lincoln Jr and graduated from Denfeld High School in 1972. He was most proud of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in 1972. Tom attended UMD while working at the DM & I R Railroad until 1977 when he purchased his first semi-truck and went on the road. Tom also drove truck for his parent’s company, Twin Ports Dispatch. Later, he became co-owner and operator of Walco Transport until 1999 when the company was sold. Tom became an independent truck driver following Walco, and retired from Indiana Transport in 2020. Tom was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, boating and the love of his life was to share the outdoor recreational activities with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents. Tom will be greatly missed by his wife of 39 years, Maureen; two daughters, Michelle (Casey) Geissler of South Range, WI and Renee Walczynski of Duluth; a son, Luke Walczynski of Duluth; two sisters, Debbie (Kevin) Greene and Linda Louie; a brother, Scott (Erin) Walczynski; five grandchildren, Caleb, Michaela and Gianna Geissler, and Melina and Wyatt Alvar; many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the Essentia Hospice nurses and Essentia Oncology staff.

 

Visitation 5 to 7 pm Friday, May 10, 2024 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Rosary Prayers at 6:30 pm. Visitation will continue from 10 am until the 11 am Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at Holy Family. Tom’s funeral Mass will be live streamed starting 10 minutes prior to the service, visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057452890892. Burial in Oneota Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Tom’s Go-Fund-Me page. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.

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Visitation

Friday, May 10, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

2430 W 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55806

Rosary Prayers at 6:30 pm

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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2430 W 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55806

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