Stephen “Steve” Thomas

Stephen Gordon Thomas (Steve) passed away on February 4, 2021 at his home in Eveleth, Minnesota. Born on January 2, 1949 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and growing up there, Steve learned to love God, family, country, and the outdoors. Steve had a lifelong appreciation for airplanes and worked as the Manager for Park Rapids Aviation from 1982-1998.

Preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Cheri Lynn Sampson Thomas, parents Melvin and Caroline Thomas, brother Edward, and sister Harriet (Kearn), father-in-law Wright Sampson, and sister-in-law Cindy (Sampson) Mizell.

Survived by his children Trevor (Rachael) Thomas, Brandon Thomas, and Melissa (Steve) Carlson, grandchildren Abigail, Timothy, Daniel, Rebekah, Trenton, Micah, Natalie, Jacob, and Asher, great-grandchildren Ginny and Miles, his sister Julie (Mike) Shaughnessey, brother Jeff Thomas, brother-in-law Gary Kearn, and sister-in-law Vonna Thomas, his brother-in-law Wright “Skip” (LeAnne) Sampson, brother-in-law Clayton Mizell, sister-in-law Carol (Bruce) Warndahl, sister-in-law Christel Billingsly, brother-in-law Marty (Leah) Sampson, and mother-in-law Melba Sampson. The family would also like to recognize Carol McLemore’s loving friendship in recent years.

Memorial Services to be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to 3832 Brevator Road, Cloquet, MN 55720.

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