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Tom Bommerscheim

May 11, 1957 — August 11, 2023

 

 

 

Tom Bommerscheim

May 11, 1957 — August 11, 2023

 

John Thomas Bommerscheim, husband of the late Cynthia E. Blum, and son of the late John Leo and Frances Corrine (Tucker) Bommerscheim, passed away Friday, August 11, 2023 at Highland Care Center, Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 66 years.

 

Tom was born May 11, 1957, in Cardwell, MO, moved to Sullivan, MO as a small boy to his grandparents’ farm, attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School and graduated from Sullivan High School in 1976.  He competed in Track and Cross Country in High School.  He spent his childhood, teenage and young adult years on the farm and at school and church. He did many odd jobs for neighbors, and worked at the MFA Feed Store. He attended East Central Junior College. Tom maintained a strong work ethnic throughout his entire life, and I’m told by Knight Trucking he was always on time.

 

In his mid-twenties, he moved to Lander, WY where his Aunt Dorothy Curless (Bommerscheim) lived.  There he worked for American Eagle Laundry Service where his love for driving was born. He then went to Truck Driving School and became a long-haul Trucker: a dream job for him.  He worked for several companies, but spent the last 13 years working for Knight Trucking in Idaho Falls where he achieved the million safe miles award, with no accidents.  Tom loved the people he worked with and they loved him.  He was affectionally known as TBom. Tom married Cynthia Blum in  1995, and had no children.  She preceded him in death. 

 

Surviving is one sister, Goretta Bommerscheim of Jacksonville, FL.  Surviving cousins who corresponded over the years, and especially during his year-long battle with cancer, are Bill Curless of Salt Lake City, UT, Judy Clark of Portia, AR, Paulette Gadberry of Lafe, AR and Joe & Loretta Bommerscheim of Hoquiam, WA.  He is also survived by many other cousins too numerous to mention.  Cousin Bill Curless, who resides in Salt Lake, has been a tremendous support to me. He is the one who cared for Tom, checked on him daily during his illness, and kept me informed. For that I  am eternally grateful.  I am thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ who brought many loving people into my brother’s life. Although Tom lived much of his life on the road alone, he did not die alone.

 

Tom expressed a desire to be cremated, which will occur under the direction of Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary. Tom will be laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander, WY. Small gravesite service at a future date to be announced.

Tom’s favorite Psalm was 121.

 

In loving memory,

Tom’s Sister Goretta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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