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Thomas J. Downs, 53

Thomas J. Downs, age 53, an avid hunter and fisherman of Hastings, passed away suddenly June 11, 2009. He was born May 29, 1956, in Minneapolis to Edward and Maxine Downs.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward. He is survived by his children, Emily, Katelyn, and Taylor Downs, and Micah Conroy; grandchildren, Kayla, Kai; and Julian; mother, Maxine Downs; sister, Nancy (Jerry) Miller; brothers, Edward (Kathy) Downs, Bob (Sue) Downs, and Steve (Sherry) Downs; many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. Visitation was two hours prior to service.

The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Go to to sign the guestbook and view the memorial video.