Thomas S. Zetah, 78, of Motley died February 14, 2018, at his home, with his family around him.
Services were held Feb. 19 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Motley with Father Joe Korf officiating.
Interment was at Motley Public Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.
Tom was born May 14, 1939 in Staples to Sylvester and Veronica (Schmidt) Zetah. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Motley High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Karen Anderson of Pillager on October 20, 1960 at St. Michaels Catholic Church. They lived on the family farm in Motley until they retired from farming in 1996, and moved to their home on the river in Pillager. Tom and his two brothers, Jerry and Donny started and operated the KOA Campground from 1972-1988. He owned and operated S&N Hardware in Motley from 1979-2012, later renaming the store Tom’s Hardware Hank. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, predicting the weather, garage sales and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife of 57 years; one daughter, Sue (Wade) Cantleberry of Motley; five sons, Gary (Vicki) of Tulsa, OK, Terry (Sherri), Scott (Cindy), Mark all of Motley and David (Josetta) of Monticello; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald of Brainerd and three sisters, Barbara Nichols of Fridley, Rebecca Thielen of Minneapolis and Theresa Krueger of Maple Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry and Francis; two brothers-in-law, Bryan and Mike.