Visitation for Tom is rescheduled for Friday, March 5, 2021, 5-7pm and Saturday March 6, 2021, 12-1pm at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Funeral to follow, which will be a private event by invite only. The service will be livestreamed on Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home's Facebook page.
Thomas “Totsie” Loverink was surrounded by his family when he went to his heavenly home on
February 21, 2021 at the age of 70. Tom fought a courageous fight against cancer, winning
many battles along the way and impressing everyone with his faith and steadfast resolve. His
doctors even admitted he had miraculously beaten the scientific odds given his prognosis.
Tom met the love of his life, Vicki, at the age of 25 and were married six months later. They went on
to have five children, settling in Albert Lea for most of their lives.
Tom was a consummate busy body and when he wasn’t working, he was building hot rods or
attending car shows, riding bike, or socializing over coffee. Tom and Vicki enjoyed many trips that
included car shows and stays in Branson, MO. He had an infectious personality and lit up the room
wherever he went. His wit and humor created uncountable belly laughs and sore cheeks over the years.
His three grandchildren put a smile on his face that even the fastest hot rod couldn’t do.
Camping, going to the county fair, or being around them and talking smart were a few of his
favorite activities. From the youngest to the oldest, his animated expressions always pulled
laughter out of them.
His legacy will live on through his loving wife, Vicki; son Joshua Loverink; daughter Kimberly
Robran and her spouse Jarrod, and grandchildren Leah and Jackson Robran; son Brandon
Loverink and his spouse Amber, and grandson Brayden Thomas Loverink; siblings, Gord (Deb) Loverink,
Julie (Dewey) Draayer, Gayle Loverink and Don Loverink.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Jennie Loverink; twin sons, Thomas and
Timothy Loverink; and sister, Gwen Loverink.
Tom’s family wishes to thank Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Hospice Albert Lea for their
helpful care and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital as Tom
had a big heart for kids.