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Thomas A. "Tom" Staller – Obituary

Name: Thomas A. "Tom" Staller

Age: 35

Born: 01-15-1984

Died: 01-01-2020

Visitation:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Service:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota


Memorial services celebrating the life of Thomas A. “Tom” Staller, 35 of St. Cloud will be at 12 Noon on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud.  Tom passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 as a result of a congenital heart condition.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Tom was born on January 15, 1984 in St. Cloud to Michael Staller and Audrey Foss.  He grew up in Foley, St. Joseph and St. Anthony, Minnesota.  Tom graduated from St. Anthony High School in 2002.  He married John Galarza on October 22, 2011 and they moved to St. Cloud shortly after. Tom was employed at Bluestem as a credit report agent since 2017. 

Tom enjoyed anything to do with cars, loved model trains and watching trains go by at the train depot in St. Cloud. He also enjoyed hosting game nights with his friends and colleagues. Tom treasured spending time with family, especially his younger brothers. One of his favorite memories was Provincetown on his family vacation to Cape Cod. Tom found joy in caring for his cat, Eigna and his dog, Gracie. He will be lovingly remembered for always being willing to lend a listening ear and his heart of gold.  

He is survived by his husband, John of St. Cloud; mother, Audrey Twit; father, Mike (Stacy) of St. Augusta; brothers, Brock (Laura) of Oakdale, Tanner and Jack of St. Augusta; step-sisters, Katie (Bill) Larkin of Black River Falls, Wisconsin and Kelly (Steve) Ring of Glyndon; and grandmother, Mary Staller of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Ken Twit; grandparents, Tom Staller, and Al & Donna Foss.

Memorials are preferred.

Guestbook for Thomas A. "Tom" Staller


Kevin
, Person of the past
January 12, 2020, 10:18 pm
I have many complicated feelings but I'm sorry that life is fleeting and short for Tom. My best wishes for John who might or might not actually remember me. Please reach out if there's anything I can do.
Peg Thielman
, Friend/Co-Worker
January 4, 2020, 4:31 am
Tom you were just so you from the first time I meet you. You were so honest all the time. The humor that was so you came out even at work. It was such a pleasure working with you. When talking or texting with you, you knew how much I considered you like a son. Friends Game Night with you and John always made me laugh. Even after I was no longer working with you I felt great when I was still invited to game night. You left a immeasurable imprint on those who knew you. I thank God often for having placed you in my life, I just wish it could have been for much longer. Not only will you be missed by John and all famly members but your friends as well. Soar high Tom.
Joshua
January 3, 2020, 1:46 pm
My thoughts are with Tommy’s family. It is so painful to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.
Molly Crawford
, Relative and Friend
January 2, 2020, 8:19 pm
Tommy was a positive spirit who found humor and the bright side to many of life's challenges. He was cared about others and made time to be "present" for those he loved. I was hopeful that he would overcome his health challenges and am sad that he was taken from us so soon. I was blessed to know him and I will miss him. My heart aches for John and the family. I know Tommy will be missed by many.
Elizabeth Wright
, friend
January 2, 2020, 8:18 pm
I still remember the first time on the phone with you and John. We laughed for hours. You were so kind and sweet to me. I loved the bear hugs and will never forget you inviting me for Thanksgiving one of my 1st years here in MN. Even when my life spiraled, I never had to question our friendship. I hope you know how high of a standard you gave me as a friend, a role model, and human in general. I love and miss you terribly. The world truly lost one of the best men I have ever had the pleasure of crossing paths with. I was so incredibly blessed to have you in my life.
Steve and Tiffany Mahoney
, Cousin
January 2, 2020, 7:33 pm
Words cannot adequately express our shock and grief over losing "Tommy." He departed this life and all of us much to soon! The way he lived his life, modeling kindness and compassion toward others, was an example for all to follow. We pray peace upon his family and friends, for he had many who loved him. All our love, Steve & Tiffany Mahoney (Michigan)
Steve and Tiffany Mahoney
, Cousin
January 2, 2020, 7:32 pm
Words cannot adequately express our shock and grief over losing "Tommy." He departed this life and all of us much to soon! The way he lived his life, modeling kindness and compassion toward others, was an example for all to follow. We pray peace upon his family and friends, for he had many who loved him. All our love, Steve & Tiffany Mahoney (Michigan)

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