Tom was loved by many and hated by none. Tom was a wonderful husband, father, grand- father, brother, father-in-law and friend. A man who won the hearts of many. A kind hearted man willing to go the extra mile to help anyone in need, putting his needs last. He was a loving and caring man who accepted you for who you were and did not judge. A man of many talents who could fix anything. If you knew him you knew him for his talents. He will be missed by many.
Preceded in death by mother, Gladys (Tootie) Sommers; father, George Austin; granddaughter, Ivannah Moriah Finn-Austin.
Survived by sons, Thomas Jr. (Jaemi), Cory (Stacey), Matthew (Jackie); daughter, Pamela (Andy); grandchildren, Caila, Faith, Jason, Breanna, Brandon, Brylee, Dehlia, Carter; significant other, Jorgi Hansen, son Kyle; mother to his children, Diane (Whaley) Austin; sisters, Judy, Joy, Jeorgette, Jill; brothers, John, Jim, lots of friends and family.
Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. on July 14, 2013, The Harvest Grill at Bunker Hills, 12800 Bunker Prairie Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55448. Lunch will follow service. 763-755-1234. www.bunkerhillsgolf.com. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers; please direct to 2912 6th Ave. Anoka, MN 55303