Jim Thomas

Obituary of Jim P. Thomas

Jim Thomas, 69, passed peacefully on June 17, 2024 in Minneapolis, MN after a 12-year battle of Early Onset Alzheimer’s.

Jim was born in Chicago, IL to Edmund and Gertrude Thomas on April 4, 1955. When he was 9 yrs. old, the family moved to Kettering, OH. He attended catholic schools through the first two years of college and then went to Michigan State University and earned a BS in Forestry, graduated in 1978.

Upon graduation he started his 33-year career with the USDA Forest Service. He retired January 3,2013.

He married Teresa Giles Thomas September 3,1988 in southern California and have two children.

He is survived by his wife Teresa, daughter Jennifer Thomas Deutz (Kenneth) of New Ulm, MN and son Brian E Thomas (Aleda) of Reno, NV. His siblings Glen Thomas (Kim) of Waynesville, OH; Neal Thomas of St Paul, MN, and Karen Thomas Borderono (John) of Delaware. Grand children William Deutz, Chirstopher Deutz, Hallie Deutz and Nicholas Deutz of New Ulm MN.

He is preceded in death by parents Edmund and Gertraude Thomas, and brother Denis Thomas.

Funeral Mass will be held on July 16, 2024 10 am. at St Lawance Church 1203 5th St. SE Minneapolis, MN

Interment/one last fishing trip on July 22, 2024 on Saganaga Lake Gunflint trail MN.

Instead of flowers and cards, please consider a meaningful donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in Jim’s name. Thank you

A Memorial Tree was planted for Jim
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Brooklyn Park
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