DePrekel, Thomas Joseph Arnold, Minnetonka, MN, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Age 33 years. Tom was born on June 1, 1979, in Southfield, Michigan. Tom loved his work in the upscale restaurant business in Minneapolis. Surviving are his parents, Thomas W. DePrekel, Bay City; Cynthia L. Arnold (Nick DeFrancesco), Saginaw; two sisters, Sara Shalom (Gary) Scharrer, Beverly Angèle Arnold DePrekel; two special aunts, Sue and Molly, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave., Saginaw. The Rev. Paul R. Hinz will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey, MI. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., on Friday from 3:00-8:00 p.m., then at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family has designated the following organizations for memorial contributions: New Beginnings Alumni Association, 109 North Shore Drive, Waverly, MN 55390, Simpson Housing Services, 2100 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404, or Valley Lutheran High School Foundation, 3560 McCarty Road, Saginaw, MI 48603. Memories and sympathies may be shared with the family on his memorial website at or at