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|Vickerman, Tom 07.23.10 CANCER
Tom was born April 21, 1949 to Thomas and Lucille (Johnson) Vickerman.
He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria in 1967. Tom attended
Concordia College in Moorhead where he played football for the Cobbers and
received a bachelor of science degree in physical education. From 1971 to 1976
he taught at Sacred Heart where he coached football, girl's basketball and track.
On November 29, 1975, Tom married Pat Green of Kensington. They made
their home in Alexandria on the fifth generation Vickerman farm. Pat and Tom
were blessed with two children, Shannon and Josh. Tom started teaching
drivers' education in Alexadria in 1977 and later became the physical education teacher for
Garfield, Carlos and Miltona elementary schools, while continuing to farm. He retired from
teaching in 2006.
In 2001, Tom as named MBCA Assistant Coach of the Year and received the 2004
Alexandria Education Award. He was the founder of the Cardinal Cage Camp and co-founder
of the Alexandria Aces. Tom was also instrumental in starting the Alexandria youth
Tom had great passion for many things. He loved working on his hobby farm, caring for his
animals, spending time at his Lake Ida home, cutting wood on the land, all sports and
especially coacing. Tom had a genuine interest in everyone and became a role model for
many. His laugh, which was very contagious, was known and recognized by all.
Tom had a quiet but strong faith, and his love for his family was obvious to anyone who met
him. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a dedicated brother and uncle and
always a loyal friend. Tom's most recent joy was being a grandpa to young Tommy. He was
a man who inspired everyone he met to be a better person, to do their very best and, most
of all, to live their lives with an attitude of thankfulness and happiness.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Pat, of Alexandria; daughter, Shannon
Vickerman of Sartell; son, Josh (Brooke) Vickerman of Fargo; grandson, Tommy
Vickerman; sisters, Dorothy Shinn and Doris (Roger) Thompson, both of Alexandria; aunt
Lilly Vickerman, of Oakdale; the Green family, the Shelby family, and many nieces, nephews
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lucille Vickerman; and sister,
A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 28 at United Methodist Church in Alexandria
with the Rev Jeff Hansen officiating. Music was provided by organist, Gale Maxwell.
Inurnment was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Urness,
Tom Green, Archie Vickerman, Don Shelby, John Holsten, Dennis Rapp, the Shelby family
and Tom's nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.
Vipond, Robert F 07.11.09
320 763 6860 od 320 766 2487 1801 Kari St NE Alex 56308
Married to classmate, Glenice Olson
Kids: Son, Ryan Vipond. Grandchildren: Nicholas, Rebecca, Juliana and Makayla
Retired Dist 206 Educator, Spending time loving my wife, my son & family.
Goals: *Wolrdwide peace *Family success *Apologize for any crap I gave anybody who
didn't deserve it.
last pictured @11th grade year book
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