Thomas Leo Carrigan
October 17, 1942 - October 24, 2017

Thomas Leo Carrigan

Thomas Leo Carrigan
Oct 17, 1942 - Oct 24, 2017

Thomas Leo Carrigan

Funeral Service for Tom will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg with military rites by the Iowa National Funeral Honor Guard and the Emmetsburg V.F.W. Post 2295. The family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 30, 2017 at the funeral home.

Thomas Leo Carrigan, son of Thomas and Eva (Laubenthal) Carrigan was born October 17, 1942 in Mallard, Iowa. He attended Mallard Catholic School. Tom finished his education and entered the United States Navy serving during Vietnam.

On February 20, 1965, Tom was united in marriage to Roxanna Rees at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Tom always enjoyed being with his many friends, and he loved get-togethers with his crazy Carrigan family. He liked to tell stories, fish and garden. Tom and Roxie enjoyed trips to Florida and to the casino. He will always be remembered for the stories he told, the family he claimed (always subject to change), and his wonderful sense of humor.

He began working for International Harvester delivering machinery. Later, he owned and operated his own trucking company. After driving truck for many years, Tom opened Carrigan Tire Repair in Emmetsburg before moving his business to Cylinder, Iowa and opening Cylinder Tire Repair until his retirement. All of his patrons knew Tom was in if "Ol' Yeller" (Tom's '67 GMC pickup) was parked out front.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Tom passed away at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Roxie of Emmetsburg; son, Thomas Carrigan, III and his partner, Tamara Krivanek of Winter Springs, Florida; three granddaughters: Brooke and Kirsten Carrigan and Nika Marie Krivanek; two sisters, Kay Girres of Graettinger and Rene Adams of Emmetsburg; six brothers: James Carrigan and his wife, Helen of Emmetsburg, IA, Terry Carrigan of Tempe, Arizona, Michael Carrigan and his wife, Charlene of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, Daniel Carrigan and his wife, Melanie of Eagle Grove, IA, John Carrigan and his wife, Jean Ann of Lenoir City, Tennessee.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Doug Carrigan; brother-in-law, Don Girres.


Roger Glau on Oct 30, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Loved his humor@ the ole "Buggy Whip" and later @ the car wash. Will miss him dearly.

john perdue on Oct 30, 2017

my prayers go out to the entire family on the loss of Tom...he was a great person

Andy Joyce on Oct 29, 2017

Joyce Funeral Home on Oct 29, 2017


Danielle Dahm on Oct 29, 2017

sending love, hugs, and prayers from WA! Sure will miss stopping in for a beer and chatting while we're home visiting.

Maureen Carney Hansch on Oct 28, 2017

I was very honored to be bridesmaid in Tom and Roxie's wedding. I have many fond memories of giving Tom a hard time on the phone when I would call to chat with Roxie. Even if he was napping he always tuned in with his humerous two cents as we gave each other a hard time. Jim and I will really miss Tom in our travels to Emmetsburg to visit Roxie who is my very best friend.

Maureen Hansch on Oct 28, 2017

I alway's enjoyed giving Tom a hard time on the phone when I called Roxie to visit. He was a fun filled guy who definately enjoyed telling stories. I was very honored to be bridesmaid in Tom and Roxie's wedding. Jim and I will really miss Tom when we travel to see Roxie!

Dave or Julia Nixon on Oct 27, 2017

To all of Tom's family, sending our condolences
With sincere sympathy,
Dave and Judy Nixon

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Joyce Funeral Home
2302 23rd Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Joyce Funeral Home
2302 23rd Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
1:00 PM

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