Thomas Peter Hein grew up in Paynesville, Minn. On Sept. 28, 1973, he married Patricia Stein and to this union two children were born (John and Amanda). Tom had a quiet demeanor and when he did say something, you listened. He adored his children and grandchildren and valued his life to its fullest. Tom had very high standards regarding his work and life. He worked long hours hauling gas and fuel oil with his Western Co-op Transport. He never complained.
He always felt it was important to contribute to society and giving his organs after his death was the ultimate giving choice. Tom always will be remembered as a giving, friendly, quiet person who selflessly paid the ultimate price.