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Thomas C. Loverink

October 9, 1950 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 70)

Obituary

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.

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 5, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home
1415 Highway 13 North
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

Visitation
Saturday
March 6, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home
1415 Highway 13 North
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

Private Services

Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home
1415 Highway 13 North
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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