Anthony Paul “Tony” Gamer, 47, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at RiverView Health in Crookston early Tuesday morning, November 29, 2022.
Tony was born in St. Paul, MN on February 7, 1975, and as a baby came to Crookston with his parents, Harold Carl and Donna Mae (LaJesse) Gamer. He attended Crookston schools and graduated from Central High School with the Class of 1993. Tony was a hard worker all his life and was employed by several Crookston businesses over the years, including Hugo’s, Dee Inc., and American Crystal Sugar during the fall harvest, and up to the present time worked for both Thur O Clean and Columbia Mall Security.
Tony dedicated himself to learning something new basically every day. He was an expert woodworker, wrote CAD programs for furniture design, and was becoming very adept at 3-D printing. He was in his element when outdoors, whether camping, bike riding, or kayaking on the area’s lakes and rivers. He absolutely loved spending time with his 3 nieces and 7 nephews, and in past years enjoyed the friendship of close friends at the Rainbow Coffee House located in the old Methodist Church building. May God bless the memory of Tony Gamer.
Tony is survived by his brother, Jason Gamer of Crookston; sister, Stacy Gamer (David Odegard) of Bemidji, MN; nieces and nephews: Amanda Dauphanais of Grand Forks, Jersey Smeby of Thief River Falls, Anastasia Gamer Odegard of Bemidji, Jeffery Wise of WA, and Jordan Wise of KS; and 5 great nephews: Karter, Lukis, Gabriel, Mikekel, and Oliver; together with aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and good friends, including Winston Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Carl and Donna Mae Gamer.
The funeral service for Tony Gamer will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2022, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with Bill Humiston, Spiritual Care Coordinator at Benedictine Living Community Crookston, officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.