Thomas “Tom” Jandl

December 12, 1949-February 26, 2023

Thomas “Tom” Jandl, age 73, of Fairfax, MN passed away Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, March 4, 2023, 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with interment in Ft. Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely Township, Nicollet County, MN. Military Honors by the Fairfax Honor Guard.

Thomas “Tom” Mathew Jandl was born on December 12, 1949, in Sleepy Eye, MN. He was the son of Frank (Shorty) and Regina (Blumhoefer) Jandl. Tom grew up on a farm in rural Fairfax with his 11 brothers and sisters.

On August 25, 1969, Tom entered active military duty and served his country in the United States Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Expert M-14. Tom was Honorably Discharged on August 24, 1975, having achieved the rank of SP4. He returned to Fairfax where he worked construction and raised his two daughters.

Tom was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. He was strong in his faith.

Tom was best known for his hard work and dedication to those around him. He was always willing to lend a hand and share a laugh. He enjoyed watching wildlife, telling stories to his grandsons and living life to the fullest.

Tom is survived by his daughters, Jamie Lynn (Joe Coffey) of St. Cloud, MN, and Jill (Scott) Knisley of New Ulm, MN; grandsons, Weston, Carter and Greyson Knisley; special Friend, Anna Dummer; siblings, Terry (Don) Hoffman, Helen (Larry) Black, Barb Wenisch, Carol (Stan) Beckstrom, Steve (Barb) Jandl, Jan Van Eps, Louise (Dan) Noble, Jerry (Chris) Jandl, Mary Rieke and Mike Jandl; many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Regina Jandl; and brother, Philip Jandl.

Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, MN. Online obituaries and guest book available at



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