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Thomas Henry Sladek

January 7, 1958 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Thomas Henry Sladek, 65, of McGregor, Minnesota, formerly of Kalispell, Montana passed away Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 at his home on his beloved Lake Minnewawa. He was born January 7th, 1958 in Shakopee to Donald and Sally (Peterson) Sladek. He graduated from Prior Lake High School in 1976 and attended Dakota County Area Vocational Institute where he earned a degree in Supermarket Management. He owned and operated Sladek’s Food Pride, a grocery store in Princeton, along with Big Stop Foods, a convenience store in Minneapolis. He also owned and operated Tom Cat Sprinkler and Hydro-Seed, a landscaping and lawn services company in Kalispell. He loved making coffee in the morning as he read the Bible and Jesus Always. Thomas lived in Montana the past 17 years and just recently moved back to Minnesota to be closer to his brothers for hunting and fishing. He loved scuba diving in Hawaii and Mexico with his kids and son-in-law. He loved spending time at the end of his dock with his dog. That was his happy place that reminded him of On Golden Pond. He named his dog Shnikes, which came from his favorite movie Tommy Boy. As much as he loved the outdoors, he loved spending time with his family most.

He was preceded in death by his mother Sally (Peterson) Sladek. Thomas is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Amanda & Neil Clay of Tampa, Florida, son Brandon Sladek of Bozeman, Montana, former spouse Sherri Lyn (Overfield) Sladek of Tampa, Florida, father and step-mother Donald and Arlene Sladek of Buffalo, three brothers and sisters-in-law: Donald (Chavonne) Sladek of Rosamond, California, Daniel (Judy) Sladek of Garrison, Scott (Connie) Sladek of Kalispell, Montana, one sister Julie Clarke of Aurora, Colorado, step-brother and step-sister-in-law David (Shelly) Calof of Buffalo, half-sister Jeanne Alegria of Tucson, Arizona,

and many other special relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

Funeral service will begin at 2pm on Thursday, August 17th, 2023 at

Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin, Minnesota. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. His family will hold a Celebration of Life gathering after the service at 4pm at Bann's Bar & Restaurant, McGregor. Go to to leave a message of condolence.

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August 17, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service
31 Minnesota Ave S.
Aitkin, MN 56431

Funeral Service
August 17, 2023

2:00 PM
Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service
31 Minnesota Ave S.
Aitkin, MN 56431

Celebration of Life and Luncheon
August 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Bann's Bar and Restaurant
18870 Goshawk Street
McGregor, MN 55760


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