Thomas David Moller, 61, of Drayton, ND passed away on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at his home in Drayton, ND. He was born on June 26th, 1957 in Rugby, ND to Thomas and Gwendolyn Moller. He grew up in York, ND where he was the youngest of three children. Tom had a great sense of humor often prank calling friends pretending to be the police. He was quick to laugh with everyone around him.
In 1980, Tom graduated from NDSU with a BS in Agriculture. After college he joined the US Peace Corp Volunteers and was assigned to the Philippines. He served as an advisor for the Regional Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives from 1980 to 1984. It was at this time he met his wife, Mamar, whom he married in 1984. He then found a job with US AID-AFRICARE, in Zambia Africa. Tom worked as a Provincial Cooperative Advisor from 1984-1986. In 1985 their oldest daughter Vanessa was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. Following her birth their second daughter Valerie was born in 1986 in Cebu City, Philippines. After both children were born the family then moved back to North Dakota.
He found a job with Walhalla State Bank as an Operations and Compliance Officer. After 5 years he moved his family to Montrose, MN and was employed by Waverly State Bank. In 1997 the family came back to North Dakota and Tom took over the family business, Moller’s Incorporated, until the business closed in February 2014. From 2014 to 2016 he served as the President at Affinity First Federal Credit Union, in Minot, ND. After working in Minot, Tom moved to Cavalier and was employed by Cavalier State Bank Midwest as an Operations and Loan Officer. He later, was transferred to Koda Bank in Drayton to serve as a Loan Officer.
Tom will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and friend who would do anything to help anyone. He believed in family and community involvement. He was a Firefighter and EMT volunteer. Tom served as a President for the City of York, ND Park Board, Secretary of York Community Betterment Association, a member of Minot Lions Club, and Heart of America Medical Center, Board of Trustee, Rugby, ND.
Tom is survived by his wife, Mamar and 2 children: Vanessa Johnson of San Diego, CA and Valerie Crane of Fargo, ND. Two grandchildren: Emmett Johnson and Capri Crane. A brother, Greg (Deb) Moller of Leeds, ND and a sister, Peggy Folkert of Kansas City, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Gwendolyn Moller.
A visitation is scheduled at Austin Funeral Chapel for Friday, May 31st from 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 am in New Life Assembly of God, in Drayton, ND with a reception to follow. Pastor Leroy Aufenkamp will officiate the ceremony. The cremated remains will be buried at York Cemetery and will be arranged later by the family.
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