Lehtola, Thomas H. 66

Tom Lehtola, age 66, of Cokato passed away peacefully Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Tom was born on June 3, 1954 at Cokato Hospital to Henry & Dorothy (Saari) Lehtola of rural Cokato. He was baptized at French Lake church, and confirmed at Cokato Ev. Lutheran, Cokato, MN.

Tom attended Cokato Elementary School and graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School spring of 1973. During high school Tom was an active member on the wrestling & football teams. Tom loved the MN Twins, Vikings & Gopher football teams. He was a lifelong fan.

After high school Tom worked various jobs around the Cokato & Dassel communities. He never strayed far from Cokato.

Tom was diagnosed with lung cancer late in 2018. He put forth a determined and brave fight against cancer with his strong Finnish sisu.

Tom is survived by his beloved son Justin (Chelsey) granddaughters Lynnea & Leila of Eden Valley MN; Sister Teri (Bruce) Larsen of New Port Richey FL; Brother Douglas Lehtola of Richmond MN; nephews Nicholas (Felecia) & Chad Larsen and niece Katie Larsen. Also many cousins on both the Saari & Lehtola sides. Tom is further survived by many lifelong friends and his special bud Mike Wuollet.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

Tom’s ashes will be spread by his family at a future date along with a celebration of life get together. Cremation handled by Swanson Peterson Funeral Home Cokato.

Tom’s family sincerely thank his friends for the many rides and errands provided to Tom over the years. You all were a blessing to him.