Thomas Holmgaard

Obituary of Thomas Holmgaard

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Thomas Holmgaard, 66, went home to be with The Lord on January 16, 2023.

He was born April 12, 1956 to Marion and the late Horace (Denny) Holmgaard in

Rockville Centre, NY. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from

1977-1981, moved to Virginia where he met and married the love of his life, Laura


Tom was a fun-loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle who loved God with

his whole heart. He was kind and giving and always there to help anyone in need.

He loved using his talents to help family and friends. He also found joy in

woodworking by crafting items for others to enjoy. Always on the move, he was an

avid exercise enthusiast, and enjoyed running, hiking with his family, and long walks

with his trusted canine companion.

Tom worked with his hands and there was very little he couldn’t fix. He worked in

the electrical and HVAC fields for many years and as a result had the opportunity to

meet many people whom he called dear friends.

He fought a long battle with cancer, but he never allowed it to change his spirit. Tom

thanked God for each additional day he was given and prayed continuously for

others fighting the same battle. He knew that cancer couldn’t take away his

relationship with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Tom won.

Tom loved and cared deeply for his family. He was proud of every single one of them

and made it a priority to stay connected. Preceded in death by his father Denny

Holmgaard and his brother John Holmgaard, Tom is survived by his wife, Laura, sons

Emory and Isaac and daughter Kelsey, his mother Marion Holmgaard, sisters Karen

Holmgaard, Jeannie (Michael) Horn, Lisa (Andrew) Burggraf, and Alison (Matthew)

Jaworowski, as well as cherished nieces and nephews, Gregory Holmgaard, Kirsten

(Chris) Pavlich; Alison (Matt) Flaherty, Robert (Meg) Horn, Michael (Jen) Horn; Sara

and Luke Burggraf; David (Amanda) Jaworowski, Jacob Jaworowski, Andrew Hall

and Melissa Holmgaard. He was also the proud great uncle to Cecilia, Lucille, and

William Pavlich; Teagan Holmgaard; Brendan, Annie and George Horn; Isla and

Frances Flaherty; Emilie, Leila and Tatum Horn; Rome Jaworowski, Seth Hall and

Charlotte Holmgaard.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate in his memory to the furthering of cancer


A celebration of Tom's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2023 at 

Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road.  A graveside service will

follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery 5500 Bagging Plant 

Road Dublin, Va.  The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Simpson 

Funeral Home.  540-366-0707


Receive Friends

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, Peters Creek Road
5160 Peters Creek
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 11:55 am
Monday, January 23, 2023
Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, Peters Creek Road
5160 Peters Creek
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Graveside Service

2:00 pm - 2:45 am
Monday, January 23, 2023
Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery
5550 Bagging Plant Road
Dublin, Virginia, United States
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Thomas Holmgaard

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Thomas Holmgaard

1956 - 2023

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