OBITUARY

Thomas Lawrence Pensak Jr.

October 25, 1944April 6, 2018
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Thomas L. Pensak, Jr., age 73, of Duluth passed away on April 6, 2018.

Thomas was born to Thomas & Ethel Pensak in Shreveport, LA.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary; daughters, Lynn (Brent) Gorder and Michelle (Jeff) Schlemmer; grandchildren, Phoenix & Kanen Tuve and Emily Schlemmer; siblings, Patricia (Donnely) Nielsen, Todd Pensak and Josh Pensak; also by numerous friends & relatives.

Thomas was a Vietnam Air Force Veteran. He worked as a Light Equipment Operator for the City of Duluth, retiring in 2002. After retiring, he worked at the Great Lakes Aquarium until October of 2017. Thomas enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially enjoyed muscle cars. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Lakeshore Ecumen Fountains, 9 West Oncology at St. Mary's, Chris Jensen, Essentia Hospice and the VA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00PM, Thursday, 4/12/18 with visitation one hour prior at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 North 56th Ave. W., Duluth.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Pensak, Wife
  • Lynn (Brent Gorder, Daughter
  • Michelle (Jeff) Schlemmer, Daughter
  • Patricia (Donnely) Nielsen, Sister
  • Todd Pensak, Brother
  • Josh Pensak, Brother
  • Thomas is also survived by his grandchildren, Phoenix and Kanen Tuve and Emily Schlemmer; and by numerous friends and relatives.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Thomas Lawrence Pensak Jr.

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Laura Raiman

April 10, 2018

When my sister,Rill, and I visited several years ago, Tom was so welcoming and comfortable with strange women around the house! He gave us space to visit and have girl talk. Mary's joy and pride in their shared life, especially the great cars, was obvious, but a long, happy marriage is never long enough! Mine lasted 35 years, but 48 years, wow! Friends, family and the garden will help fill the holes in the Pensaks' lives, I hope!

Please accept my sympathy and love,
Lor

Bob Troolin

April 9, 2018

Tom was a pleasure to work with and an asset to the City of Duluth. Tom was dependable, professional and knowledgeable. My heartfelt condolences to Mary and the family. I salute you Tom and the City of Duluth is a better place because of your contributions. God bless and rest in peace Tom. You will be missed by all.

Bob Trolin

Liza Randa

April 9, 2018

Todd & Josh, so sorry to read about Tom, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, Liza Randa

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