Thomas J. Shriver Obituary
Thomas J. Shriver, age 87, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. A celebration of life will be held in spring 2022.
Thomas was born to Michael Raymond and Agnes Loretta (Reedy) Shriver on September 10, 1934 in Watertown, SD. He married Dorothy Hillstad on April 2, 1954, and they raised a family of five children.
Thomas worked as a railroad conductor for CNW and UP Railroad in Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. After Dorothy had passed away, Thomas remarried Jane Mary (Malecha) Pesta on March 10, 2012 at Holy Redeemer Church in Montgomery. He was a proud member of the United Transportation Union and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Jane Pesta-Shriver of Montgomery; 2 sons, Gordon (& Connie) Shriver of Montgomery and Mark Shriver of Montgomery; daughter Loretta L. (& Virgil) Engel of Blue Earth, MN; 2 step sons, Gregory Pesta and Kenneth Pesta; 2 step daughters, Deborah Swancott of Waseca and Sarah Crosby; brother, Larry Shriver of Watertown, SD; 8 grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 3 step great grandchildren.
Thomas was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; 2 sons, Ronald L. and Scott D. Shriver; his parents Michael & Agnes Shriver; 4 brothers, James, Edward, David, and Patrick; and 4 sisters, Rosemary, Noreen, Helen, and Joan.
Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at www.schoenbauerfuneralhome.com.