Fred Thomas, Sr., age 78 of Cascade, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael Thomas and Esther Sargeant and sons, Fred Thomas and Jason Raap. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Susan ( Michael) Pohlad, Tammie (Larry) Stimac, Michelle (Ron) Kadzban; brothers, John Thomas, Charles (Sheri) Thomas, David (Elaine) Thomas; grandchildren, Christopher (Courtney) Serne, Kirk Pettinga, Sarah Pettinga, Michael Giles, Aeron Giles, Levi Giles, Ryan Giles, AJ Kadzban, Alana Raap, Cobey Raap, Madison Raap; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Andrew and Adam Serne. Fred owned and operated Industrial Tool and Machine Company, Injector Corporation and Cascade Metal Products. Funeral services will be Tuesday 11:00 AM at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE. Interment following at Cascade Cemetery. Visitation Monday 5-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or The Humane Society of Kent County.