Tom Panek, 82

Tom Panek, age 82, of Prior Lake, MN, passed away on June 29, 2022 surrounded by his family at home. He was born on April 5, 1940 to Thomas F. and Mayme (Kucina) Panek.

He graduated from New Prague High School, and earned an Associate's Degree in commercial construction.

In 1963 Tom married Jane Hentges, enjoying 38 years with her until she passed away. They welcomed their wonderful children Jean (Gary) Langdon, Mark (Pattie) Panek, and Sandra (Mike) Overstreet. Then in 2002 Tom married Naomi Cooper to add fullness to his life.

He was crazy about his family, taking great pride in the accomplishment of each of his children and grandchildren.

Tom was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing. He even worked outdoors, very proudly serving a 39-year career with M.A. Mortensen.

Tom loved everything wild and outdoors: fishing, hunting, etc.

His faith in God was of utmost importance to him. He faithfully took his family to church each week, and served as an Usher.  

Survived by wife Naomi, children Jean (Gary) Langdon, Mark (Pattie) Panek, Sandra (Mike) Overstreet, John Culpepper, Dan (Pam) Culpepper, Jennifer (Dan) Vick, 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grands.

Preceding him in death are wife Jane, parents Thomas and Mayme Panek, brother Clayton Panek.

Celebration of Life services will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday July 7, 2022 at Friendship Church Prior Lake with a visitation held from  9:30-11:00 AM prior to services.

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