Thomas A. Bigot, 52

Thomas A. Bigot, age 52, of Delano, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his home.

He was born March 28, 1964, in Shakopee, the son of Harold and Mary Carol (Schmitt) Bigot. Tom was baptized and confirmed at the Church of St. Mary in Shakopee.

He was united in marriage with Amy Anderson Jan. 2, 1988, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Shakopee.

Tom was a graduate of the Shakopee High School. He attended Normandale Community College and Dunwoody Institute; and was employed as an engineering manager at DMG Mori in Chanhassen.

A loving father, husband, brother, son, mentor, and friend, Tom loved coaching his kids, brewing his beer, hunting and fishing (more for the time with his sons than the sport itself), golf weekends, boating, and classic Ford Mustangs.

He also loved to travel; between Tom and Amy, they hit almost all 50 states. But Tom’s favorite place to be was with his family, spending a week at a cabin in Northwoods Wisconsin.

Professionally, Tom was a leader in his field, respected by many, and had a brilliant technical mind.

Above all, his easy sense of humor, kindness, and strength will be missed most by all who loved him.

Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents; and father-in-law Melvin Anderson.

He is survived by his loving family: wife Amy Bigot of Delano; children Zachary Bigot of Delano, Cody Bigot (fiancée Sami Chea) of Maplewood, and Hannah Bigot of Delano; parents Harold and Mary Carol Bigot of Shakopee; brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Kari Bigot of Shakopee, Jim and Nan Bigot of Rockford, and Dave and Anne Marie Bigot of Westfield, IN; mother-in-law Carol Anderson of Waconia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law David and Jenny Anderson of Seattle, WA, and Mark and Sherri Anderson of Shakopee; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano; with the Rev. Bruce Kuenzel officiating. There was a gathering of family and friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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