Thomas was born to Thomas & Ethel Pensak in Shreveport, LA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary; daughters, Lynn (Brent) Gorder and Michelle (Jeff) Schlemmer; grandchildren, Phoenix & Kanen Tuve and Emily Schlemmer; siblings, Patricia (Donnely) Nielsen, Todd Pensak and Josh Pensak; also by numerous friends & relatives.
Thomas was a Vietnam Air Force Veteran. He worked as a Light Equipment Operator for the City of Duluth, retiring in 2002. After retiring, he worked at the Great Lakes Aquarium until October of 2017. Thomas enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially enjoyed muscle cars. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Lakeshore Ecumen Fountains, 9 West Oncology at St. Mary's, Chris Jensen, Essentia Hospice and the VA.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00PM, Thursday, 4/12/18 with visitation one hour prior at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 North 56th Ave. W., Duluth.
A private burial will take place at a later date.