CROSSLAKE - Thomas William Schaal, age 73, passed away June 24, 2009. Capt. Schaal served his country in the Minnesota Army National Guard from 1955 to 1981. Tom lived the majority of his life in Minneapolis and Menomonie, Wis., and recently retired in Crosslake, Minn. Preceded in death by his loving parents, Frank and Elaine Schaal. Survived by his son, David, and wife Tamara Schaal. A military burial will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Monday, June 29 at 12:30 p.m. Thank you to the Mayo Clinic doctors and nurses who cared for Thomas in his remaining days. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Mayo Clinic cancer research, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
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