Thomas James Daffinson, age 76, of rural Hixton, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield after a brief illness.

Thomas was born on December 21, 1945 in Arcadia to Einar and Marjorie (Brom) Daffinson. He married Susan Mortenson on January 2, 1965 in the Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church in Trempealeau.

Thomas worked construction, farmed, hauled milk and was the town of Curran patrolman.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susan; eight children, Cheryl, Lori (Ronnie) Casper, Tom (Melanie), Becky (Brett) Elvaker, Angela Sanders, Sheila, Shelly and Mike (Liz); 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Einar (Diane) and Terry (Carla) Daffinson; four sisters, Pat (Roger) Mikkelson, Sally Ann Hundt, Sharon (Ray) Wenzlaff and Diane (Craig) Ouellette; three brothers-in-law, David Halverson, Gary Mortenson and Dale Mortenson; a sister-in-law, Sharon (Jerry) Linsmeyer; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved German Shepherds, Zoltan, Rin Tin Tin and Jani Lane.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his in-laws, Stanley and Deloris Mortenson; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Wanetta Daffinson; two sisters, Kathy Halverson and Juanita “Sis” Daffinson and three brothers-in-law, Robert Mortenson, George Simonson and Larry Hundt.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair with Pastor Paul Sannerud officiating. Burial will be in the West Garden Valley Cemetery in rural Alma Center.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

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