Layer Jr., Thomas Allen

Layer Jr., Thomas Allen

August 26, 1968 – May 8, 2017
“Big Tom” – “Gentle Giant” Age 48 of Waterville and Maplewood, MN Passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017. Survived by son, Jake; fiancée, Tanya Kruesel; parents, Thomas Sr. and Stephanie (nee, Moeller); sisters, Antoinette Shelafoe, Paris Burns; 1 niece; 2 nephews; 1 great-nephew; 2 great-nieces; uncles; aunts; many cousins; and many, many friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Evelyn Moeller, William and Sarah Layer; 2 uncles, Robert and Leonard; 2 cousins, Charlie and Dorreen. We hope heaven is ready for an extra helping hand full of laughter, tons of jokes, and his big smile. Tom was always a kind and loving soul and he will be greatly missed by all. Private family service will be at a later date. Special thank you to the doctors and staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, to St. Therese of Woodbury, and St. Croix Hospice for their kindness and great care of Tom. (Published in the Pioneer Press on May 14, 2017)