Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer at a later date.
Casket bearers were Jim Krout, Mark Rebhuhn, Tony Hallett, Brian Boanovsky, Larry Lee and Jerry Pterson.
Honorary bearers were Nels Overgaard, Chistian Overgaard, Michael McKenna and Andy Pickhinke.
Tom passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. on Monday, April 16, 2007.
Thomas, the son of Clarence "Bud" and Bessie North Krout, was born Nov. 21, 1949, in Storm Lake. Following high school he continued to live in Marathon for five years until moving to Spencer in 1990, where he worked for Dick Hallett Construction. He later worked in the maintenance department at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer until his health forced him to retire.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Cheri of Spencer; his children: Tyler and Leslie -- both at home; one brother, Dick Krout and his wife, Judy of Storm Lake and their children; two sisters: Betty Kuhn and her husband, Richard of Denison and their children; his mother and father-in-law, Charlie and JoAnn Rasch; his grandmother-in-law, Hertha Griffel; and his brother's and sister's in law: Deb and Kaj Overgaard and their children; Karla and Gary Pickhinke and their children, Andy and Kelsey Pickhinke, and Corey and Amy Rasch and their children.