Thomas P. Sietsema
June 1, 1968 - Aug. 24, 2013
GRAND MARIAS - Thomas P. Sietsema, age 45, of Grand Marias, Minnesota lost his battle with liver cancer after a courageous fight on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Grand Marais Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 2-5 p.m. at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Renville. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred, a trust fund has been set up for his children. He is survived by his wife Gael Solon of Grand Marias, his children Molly and Sam Sietsema of Grand Marais, his parents Bill and Karen Sietsema of Renville, his sister Judy Sietsema and her son Reed of Fridley, his grandmother Ann Sietsema of Renville, his mother-in-law Marilyn Solon of Bloomington, and several aunts, uncles, nephew, nieces, and cousins. He was a gifted musician, primarily as piano player. He appreciated several varieties of music, from Chopin to dub. He was known for his intelligence and quick wit. He dearly loved his children and will be remembered as a devoted and positive figure in their lives.
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN