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Thomas Mahlum

July 18, 1962-Sept. 28, 2009

Lake Park native Thomas M. "Tom" Mahlum, 47, of Fargo, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2009 at his home.

Thomas Michael Mahlum was born the son of Virgil and Patricia (Monson) Mahlum on July 18, 1962 in Detroit Lakes. He attended Lake Park High School. After high school, Tom served in the United States Air Force. Tom worked for Butler Machinery, RDO and Concord Environmental Equipment.

Tom was a member of Cormorant Lutheran Church in rural Lake Park. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as tinkering on his computer. In recent years, Tom spent a lot of time volunteering at the Veterans Administration Center in Fargo. He loved to spend time with the veterans and listen to all of their fascinating stories.

Tom was an active member of the Recovery Worship Center in Fargo. He was a dear son, brother and a friend to many. He will be deeply missed.

Surviving Thomas are his parents, Virgil and Patricia Mahlum of Detroit Lakes; one sister, Lynae (Parish) Jones of Gonzales, La.; his grandmother, Mary Monson of Fargo; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Preceding Thomas in death were his wife, Twyla (Lyden) Mahlum and an infant son.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at Cormorant Lutheran Church in rural Lake Park, with interment in Cormorant Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lake Park. There will be visitation for one hour prior to the start of services at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at