David William Thomas of West Fargo, ND died at the Sanford Medical Center on 9-11-2020.
He was born August 2nd, 1951 to Leo and Ila (York) Thomas in Cartwright Manitoba. He grew up in Perth ND. He graduated from Bisbee High School in 1969 from the Lake Region Auto Program in 1971.
He married Caroline Thomas (Mattern) on September 1st, 1975. They lived in Cando ND and Devils Lake ND for a number of years. Dave was an auto and Diesel Mechanic for many years where he made many friends that he cherished. He worked at Cando Sales and Roberts Farm Equipment before starting his own business. They moved to Fargo ND in 1996 where he eventually retired. Dave loved to bowl, baking for his friends and great grandchildren and gardening.
Dave is survived by his wife of 45 years Caroline and their 2 children, Toby Mattern (Toni) in Epping ND and James Thomas in Fargo, grandchildren-Zachary, Chase, Trevor and Brody; 6 great-grandchildren; his brother Steve Thomas (Diana) in Arthur ND and sister, LeeAnn LaFrance (Alfred) (Federal Heights, Colorado), a niece, Crystal Tatro.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ila Thomas and his (Uncle Bud) Walter York, his grandparents, and several other aunts and uncles.
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