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Obituary for Thomas K. Racine
Thomas Kevin Racine was born on February 13th, 1957 in Flint Michigan, to Lloyd and Beulah Racine. He was the youngest of six siblings: Michele, John, Mark, Paul and Patrice. Midway through Tom's childhood, the family moved into a house in Grand Blanc, Michigan, where John and his wife Kathy still live today.
When Tom was in his early 20's, he moved to Greeley to attend the University of Northern Colorado. While earning his Bachelor's of Finance, he worked at a Restaurant called "The Eat'n Place" in Eaton, CO. Little did Tom know, this part time job would introduce him to the love of his live and future wife, Kim Kendig.
Kim, who is a Colorado native, and Tom moved to Golden after they both graduated from UNC, where they purchased a house together. The newlyweds raised three children Trevor, Cameron and Avery, slowly turning their house into a place that their family could all call home - Kim still lives there today.
Tom worked at State Farm as a fraud and arson investigator for over 35 years, allowing him to put all three of his children through college. In his long tenure as an investigator, he had an impressive track record. Not only did he earn multiple degrees and specialized certificates for his career, but he earned the respect and friendship of his many employees and coworkers - never once losing a trial in a court of law.
Tom will always be remembered as a caring, selfless, and loyal father who always put his family first. When offered multiple promotions across the country, he instead decided to stay in Colorado where his wife and children had made a life for themselves. Instead of buying himself a new car or fancy clothes, Tom chose to pay for all three of his children to receive a college degree.
Tom will be forever remembered by scores of people in many different aspects; as a loving husband, a dedicated father, a constant friend, a loyal brother, or as a boss that truly cared for his employees. Personally, I will remember his fun loving nature, contagious sense of humor, and unfaltering dedication to the ones he loved . As a father to be, I can only hope that I am able follow in my father's footsteps. I pray that my children, like myself, not only think of their father as a role model, but look at me in the same way in which I viewed my own father - as my best friend.