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Thomas "Tom" Anthony Bridges

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Service Details


Date: Saturday,
September 22, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota

* And 1 hour before the service at church on Sunday


Date: Sunday,
September 23, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Bethelem Free Methodist Church
1500 - 4th Ave SE
Austin, Minnesota


Grandview Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota



Thomas “Tom” Anthony Bridges, age 66 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. Thomas was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on June 5, 1952, to Francis and Frances (Lundell) Bridges. He graduated from Austin High School in 1970. Then went on to attend Austin Junior College and Mankato State University. Tom married Debra Rush in Austin, Minnesota. The couple later divorced. He worked in the music and entertainment business, Sound Tronics Productions for over 40 years, and “he never missed a show”. On September 18, 1993 Tom married Sharon (Dahl) Camerer in Austin. He was a member of the Bethlehem Free Methodist Church in Austin where he was their sound person. Tom enjoyed painting, art work, camping, boating, and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish Tom’s memory are his wife Sharon Bridges of Austin, MN; children, Heather Larson (Ronnie Davis) of Waltham, MN, Jessica Bridges of Montana; step-children, Patricia (Albert) Tuley of Mendota Heights, MN, Sarah (Brian) Noma of Bloomington, MN, Tim Camerer of Austin, MN; 4 grandchildren, Skyler, Haley, Morgan, and Jase; 9 step-grandchildren, Ashley (Ethan), Stephanie, Jessica (Charlie), Elizabeth, Nathan, Henry, Chloey, Cole, and Chase; sisters, Jane (Ray) Grund of Albert Lea, MN, Mary (Rick) Orpen of St. Peter, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Frances Bridges; grandson, Tristan; and step-mother, Carol.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at Bethlehem Free Methodist Church in Austin with Pastor Paul Steele officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin, Minnesota. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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