Thomas “Tom” Stanley Mulroy
July 2, 1942 ~ December 26, 2021
Thomas “Tom” S. Mulroy, 79, of Valley Springs, died peacefully on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at Palisade Healthcare Center in Garretson, SD.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Monday, January 3, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home, with family present beginning at 4:30 pm to greet visitors. A Live Streaming link will begin at 6pm. Click here to watch live… https://youtu.be/lySogpA_6qA
Thomas “Tom” Stanley Mulroy was born on July 2, 1942, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Walter and Avis (Wernick) Mulroy. On April 13, 1963, Tom married Kathie Ward and they were blessed with two sons; Shane and Troy. The family lived in Gardena, CA, for two years where Tom worked at Appliance Plating. The family moved back to SD and to the Valley Springs area in 1972. Tom worked on the pork cut floor and in maintenance for John Morrell and Co for 41 years until he retired in 2008.
Tom enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, camping, restoring old cars and attending many classic car shows. In his retirement, he enjoyed living a peaceful life on the acreage, where the couple lived for nearly 49 years, and spending time with family and friends.
Tom will be deeply missed by his wife of 58 years, Kathie; two sons, Shane (Jodi) Mulroy, Valley Springs, and Troy (Patsy) Mulroy, Flandreau; five grandchildren, BreAnna (Alex) Twedt, Kylie (Gage Small Mulroy, Thomas, Seth, and Abby Mulroy; three great-grandchildren, Parker, Nolan and Carter; one brother, Bill (Pat) Mulroy, Beresford, SD, and one sister, Debbie Farr, Hartford, SD; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Willis and Cherry Hunter, Shade and Dorothy Essem, Bruce and Karen Petersen, and Ingrid Hoff; and many furry feline friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Avis Mulroy; two siblings, Janice Westby and Jeannette Spotted-Eagle; three brothers-in-law, Virgil Westby, Chuck Spotted-Eagle, and Gerry Farr.
Thank you to Avera Hospice for their kindness and care of Tom.