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December 9, 2012
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HUMBOLDT - Tom W. Himrod, 56, of Humboldt, passed away December 6, 2012 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Humboldt. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.

Thomas W. Himrod, the son of Merlin and Beulah Fae (Huston) Himrod, was born April 16, 1956 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised on the family farm in the Gilmore City and Pioneer area and attended school at Gilmore City. Following his graduation from Gilmore City High School in 1974, Tom began farming with his father and was employed part-time by OK Tire in Humboldt. He was united in marriage to Sandy Gregory in 1976 and the couple made their home on a farm a mile north of Pioneer. Tom began his trucking career driving for Wilbur and Kenny Habben, later buying his own truck and going into business for himself. In 1993, he, Sandy, and Eric moved to the farm near Humboldt where he continued farming and trucking until his death.

As a young man, Tom was active in the Pioneer Saddle Club. He took great pride in his trucking and farming operations and loved riding his motorcycle. His friends and family will always remember Tom's willingness to help them at a moments notice especially if their truck broke down. Above all, Tom loved and was proud of his family especially his granddaughter, Hannah.

Tom is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandy of Humboldt; his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Melody Himrod of Dakota City; and his granddaughter, Hannah Marie Himrod of Dakota City. He is also survived by his brother, Tim (Kim) Himrod of Havelock; mother-in-law, Barb Gregory of Rutland; and his brothers-in-law, Steve and Tom Gregory, both of Rutland. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law, Jim Gregory.

In lieu of flowers, Tom's family requests memorials be made to the Humboldt Ambulance Department and First Responders or the Humboldt Volunteer Fire and Rescue.



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