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Thursday July 14th, 2022
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Thomas Charles Attig

Thomas (Tom) Charles Attig, age 56, of Albert Lea, MN passed away July 7 from complications related to advanced stage Alzheimer’s disease. Tom was born on August 9th, 1965 and grew up on his family’s farm outside of Glenville, MN with his parents Harry and Lousie Attig and five siblings. In life, Tom experienced struggles related to being born with Downs Syndrome but lived life to the fullest and left a positive impact on everyone he met.

Tom graduated from high school in 1984 and moved to Albert Lea and was involved in work programs at Alpha and Cedar Valley Services. Tom loved music, going to movies, eating out at his favorite restaurants, and taking vacations, especially to Wisconsin Dells and Branson, Missouri. Tom participated in Special Olympics, competing in swimming events and as a member of the “Striker” bowling team.

Tom was a true believer and frequently stated that “Jesus is my savior”. He extended his hand to everyone he met and often said “I made a new friend”. He leaves a legacy of love, kindness, gentleness, and acceptance of all. He was funny, gregarious, and enjoyed making people laugh. He loved interacting with his numerous caregivers and coworkers who were an important part of his life. Tom loved his family and spent time playing with his numerous nieces and nephews and later his great nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Tom is survived by his parents, Harry and Louise Attig; siblings, Ann (Ken) O’Riley, Mary Kairouz, Melanie (Thomas) DeRoche, Linda Kral; sister-in-law Jodi Attig; nieces and nephews Kellan, Logan and Grant O’Riley, Moriah (Ryan) Kairouz-Batza, Jessica Kairouz, Miranda (Brandon) Diedrich, Molly (Matt Grobe) Kral, Spencer (Amanda) Kral, Faith and Ethan Attig, Brittany Dobberstein; great nephews Rhett, Benjamin, Jack, Charlie and Emerson, great nieces Kennedy, Jada and Emma and many friends and caretakers.

Tom was preceded in death by his brother, John "Henry" Attig.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea, MN on Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m. with a visitation held on Thursday, July 14 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea, MN.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be sent to the Special Olympics or St. Judes.

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A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Attig

Linda Wallin Jul 14 2022 5:37 PM

Tom was a gift to everyone he met! I feel blessed to have worked with Tom and to be his friend 💓 And of course Garth too! Tom always asked about my husband Garth! Whenever I think of Tom....I smile!

Shelly Jul 14 2022 1:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Attig

Kevin & Terri Walton (Full House Band) Jul 14 2022 10:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Attig

jenniferleigh redfield Jul 13 2022 4:20 PM

Sorry to the family for the loss of Tom. He was a fun and happy guy. It was always a good day when I got to work at Tom's house. He always would play some Bruce Springsteen THE BOSS! He would always play little tricks on me and say Nik guess what and when I would say what he would say I don't know and then giggle and smile his huge smile. No matter what you could never not be in a good mood around Tom. He will be so missed !! The world was a better place with Tom in it ! We should all be more like Tom love life and enjoy the music . Everyone at Crest Services sure will miss you Tom!!

Nikki Everett Jul 8 2022 5:31 PM

I'm sorry for your loss and Tom was very fun guy to be around and he sure did love his music I know him from being his caretaker from Crest Services

Marie Crosby Jul 8 2022 3:29 PM

Hugs to all of you

Peggy Williamson Jul 8 2022 2:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Attig

Tara Johnson Jul 8 2022 2:08 PM

So sorry for your loss. Tom was a kind young man. He always had a smile and a great hug! Everyone loved Tom!

Wes and Diane Webb Jul 8 2022 1:21 PM

So sorry to hear this saddened news, May God give you all strength at this time.

Lisa Hunter Jul 8 2022 11:55 AM

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