Thomas (Tunny) Franklin Biggins Sr., age 87, of Cambridge passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing East.
He was born on August 3, 1927 in Braham, MN to Edwin and Hilda (Pearson) Biggins. He grew up on the farm and went into the military, Army division, on October 24, 1950, and was in the Korean War where he served on active duty until July 24, 1952. He received an honorable discharge on August 8, 1956. While serving in the military, he obtained the rank of Master Sergeant.
On August 3, 1954, he married Marlene Marian Johnson. To this union three children were born: Thomas, Jerry and Wendy.
After the service he was employed at the Isanti County Coop for nine years, followed by 37 years working construction at Jesco, Inc., while farming on the side which continued after retirement.
Thomas is survived by his wife Marlene of Cambridge, which the couple just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary; sons Thomas (Jean) Biggins, Jerry Biggins, Wendy (Gregory) Johnson all of Cambridge; six grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Alecia Hanson, Amanda Wilson, Ryan Biggins, Kayelyn McDonald and Braden Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Kole, Brekkin, Ganon and Brenley; one brother, Bill Biggins of Isanti, sisters-in-law Donna Biggins of Stanchfield and Julie Christensen of Mora and a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Verdie, Allen, Edsel, Ennis and Blanchford and sisters Ila, Audrey, and Marilyn.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at GracePointe Crossing for their excellent care and compassion.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral home of Cambridge. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014, at Springvale Baptist Church in Springvale, MN. Interment will be at Springvale Baptist Cemetery.
Arrangements are in care of Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge. www.carlsonlillemoen.com