Sheldon E. Thom

FAIRMONT – Memorial services for Sheldon E. Thom, 70, of Fairmont, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont with military honors provided by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and Martin County VFW Post 1222.

Thom died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

Sheldon Edward Thom was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minn., son of Dean and Marjorie (Frost) Thom.

On Oct. 21, 1964, Sheldon enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in Guam and, after being awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Sheldon received an honorable discharge on Oct. 20, 1966.

Survivors include: sons, Steve Thom of Fairmont, Minn., Dean Thom of Fairmont, Minn.; daughter, Ginny Abernathy of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; four grandchildren; sister, Ginny Emrich of Eden Prairie, Minn.; brother, Steve Thom of Sherburn, Minn.