Thomas L. Nosal, 82, died on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at his home in Barnesville, MN.
Memorial mass will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, at Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville with Father Todd Arends presiding. Burial of cremains will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Barnesville.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the mass on Tuesday.
Thomas Lowell Nosal was born on August 29, 1938, to Andrew Louis and Agnes Pauline (Harting) Nosal in Barnesville, MN. He grew up attending country school, Catholic School, and graduating from Barnesville High School in 1957.
As a young boy he worked hard helping his dad on the farm, along with helping the neighboring farmers when they needed help. He went to work for A & B Motors in Barnesville, helping with parts ordering, delivering inventory and new cars, along with many other tasks required. Tom later went to work for Farmers Co-op (Cenex) in the full-service downtown station, where he worked for 20 years, retiring in 2000. Tom was the first person the Barnesville Ambulance crew saved with their new defibrillator and because of them, he had many more wonderful years of life. He has enjoyed spending time and gardening with his significant other Darleen Berg for the past several years.
Over the years, Tom served his community as a Barnesville Volunteer Fireman for 20 years. He has been a lifelong member of Assumption Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Tom enjoyed hunting, especially the moose hunting trips in Canada, fishing and ice fishing on Lake Lizzie, and bowling league. He was also a charter member of the Blackhawks Car Club.
Tom is survived by three children: Scott (Shelly) Nosal of Detroit Lakes, MN; Paul (Sheri) Nosal of Dallas, TX; and Susan (Mark) Carrillo, of Rothsay, MN; seven grandchildren: Jacob Nosal, Jarett (Hannah) Nosal, Tanya (Jonathon) Miller, Travis Nosal, Jason (Kara) Nosal, Christopher Carrillo, Mark Carrillo Jr., and one great granddaughter, Emma Lynn Miller; his significant other, Darleen Berg of Barnesville, MN; sister Jeanne (Larry Cook) Struble, of Bella Vista, AR; one nephew, Patrick (Shon) Spurgeon; one niece, Lisa Bader; one Aunt Elaine Nosal, of Bloomer, WI; and many wonderful cousins, and his friends in the Barnesville community.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Ted (Katie) and Joe (Ginny) Nosal; nephew, Joe Nosal Jr.; and brother-in-law, Ed Struble.
Tom's parting words to everyone, if he would have had the chance to say them would have been: "Goodbye is not forever, Goodbye is not the end, The word just means I'll miss you, Until we meet again!