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Tom Repstad

December 1, 1954 November 12, 2007
Tom Repstad
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Tom Repstad December 1, 1954 - November 12, 2007 Sheldon - Tom Repstad, 52, passed away on November 12th at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born in Oslo, Norway on December 1st 1954, the son of Petter Ivar Repstad and Ruth Synøve Repstad. He arrived in this country on July 19th 1957 and lived in New York, New York until joining the United States Coast Guard in 1974, where he proudly served for eight years, and was awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal for Meritorious Achievement from December 1979 thru January 1982 when he worked on establishing the AMVER system for the Coast Guard. He met Diane Kimball on December 3, 1975, and they were married twenty-seven days later. This December 30 would have been their thirty-second anniversary. Tom had many interests; he was an amateur radio operator, his call sign was “K1VG”, and enjoyed woodworking. He loved games, most especially backgammon. Professionally, he worked as a software engineer, an interest he discovered in high school and enjoyed helping to build Economic Advantages Corporation through its genesis. He is survived by his wife, Diane Kimball Repstad; two daughters, Ellen Repstad and Rachel Repstad and her partner, Erina Luciano; beloved granddaughters, Arrien and Eva Gadue; mother, Ruth Repstad and sister, Tone Repstad; step-mother, Helen Repstad; sisters-in-law and their husbands: Carolyn and Phil Bronz, Norma Kimball and John Thoren, and Melinda and Cory Crowe; nieces and nephews and their partners: Richard Repstad; Arica and Sam Bronz-Russo, their daughter, Linden Rose; Sarah and Brad Biggie, their sons, Silas and Finnian; and Caleb Bronz and Meg Barnett. He was predeceased by his father, Petter Ivar Repstad on November 27th , 1977; mother-in-law, Margaret Kimball and father-in-law, Norman Kimball, who both passed away within the last four years and with whom he shared his home from May of 2002 until their passing. He was a tremendous help with their final years. We love him. We miss him. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at 11:00 A.M. in the Sheldon United Methodist Church on Church Street in Sheldon with Pastor Donavee Copenhaver officiating. Interment will follow in the Kimball family lot in Sheldon Village Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Sheldon Food Shelf, c/o Nancy Martin, P.O. Box 66, Sheldon Springs, Vermont 05485. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com. Assisting Tom’s family is the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans.

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