December 22, 1938 - November 19, 2014

 

Thomas E. Van Lith, age 75, of Sartell passed away Wednesday. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran church in Rice. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the church in Rice. Rev. Robert Trinklein will officiate and burial will be in Acacia Cemetery in Clearwater.

Thomas was born December 22, 1938 to Christian and Elizabeth (Croymans) Van Lith in Robbinsdale. He married Betty Ann Felix on April 6, 1963 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Thomas proudly served his country in the Unites States Navy. He worked as a carpenter owning and operating his own business. Thomas loved fishing, hunting, horses and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Thomas is survived by his children, Lane( Billie) Van Lith of Becker, Channing (Dawn) Van Lith of Pequot Lakes; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Victoria, Alicia, Sophia, Hailey, Jada, Jenna, Chloe, Lexi and Aiden; great grandson , Carson; siblings, Donald (Helen), Joseph (Marty), Delores (Jack) Lyrenmann and Grace Marines. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Ann Van Lith; parents; son, Marshall; sisters, Helen Bukowski, Annie Morin, Rose Marines, Betty Wiese, Louise Georges, Mary Lieder; brothers, Clem, Larry, Chris and Cliff.