Thomas E. Mode

Thomas E. Mode

February 8, 1955 – September 14, 2020
Age 65 of Edina, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father Stanley Mode. Tom is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carol Engel; son Christopher Mode; mother Ruth (Cushman) Mode of Milwaukee, WI, sister Catherine Eastham of Milwaukee, WI and brother William Mode of Neenah, WI. Tom was born on February 8, 1955 in Fort Atkinson, WI. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, WI in 1973 and Gustavus Adolphus College in 1978 with a degree in Music and Theater. Tom was a devoted husband and father. He was a generous, intelligent and loving man. Tom was known for his great sense of humor and his story telling. An excellent cook, he enjoyed hosting friends for dinner parties. Music was his passion, playing the violin throughout his life, and he was a baseball fan and an avid golfer. Tom’s creative and analytic mind served him in his career as a business entrepreneur. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s name to the Minnesota Youth Symphonies Scholarship Fund, St. Paul, MN or the Groveland Food Shelf, Plymouth Congregational Church, Mpls. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 27, 2020)