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Published January 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

Thomas "Mickey" Snortland

Thomas Mikal "Mickey" Snortland, age 63, who lived life fully in Sharon Township, Steele County, ND and in Fargo, ND, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Mickey was born on October 29, 1949 in Sharon, ND, the son of Thomas L. "Buck" and Vivienne (Thompson) Snortland. He attended school in Sharon, ND, and graduated from Shattuck High School in Faribault, MN, in 1968. A natural athlete, he played baseball, ran cross-country and was part of the All-Conference starting five undefeated basketball team. As R.O.T.C Band Company Commander, his company was the Best Drill Team two years in a row. He attended college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity there. Throughout his life he maintained strong ties with his valued classmates.

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