Thomas P. Burns

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, March 30, 1933
Date of Death:
Monday, December 23, 2019
Age:
86 years old

Visitation

Date: Monday December 30, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Co-Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Monday December 30, 2019
Time: 10:30 am

Location: Co-Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, March 30, 1933
Date of Death:
Monday, December 23, 2019
Age:
86 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, March 30, 1933
Date of Death:
Monday, December 23, 2019
Age:
86 years old

Thomas P. Burns

Thomas P. “Tom” Burns, 86, of Rochester, MN died unexpectedly Monday, December 23, 2019 at his home.

Tom was born March 30, 1933 in Wyattville, MN to John and Florence Burns. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1951. On August 26, 1953 he married Arlene Kalmes in Altura, MN. Tom was in the Army and served part of his time in Germany. After this time the couple resided in Rochester, MN. Tom worked at American Linen for 42 years.

Tom loved God, church, his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren, his neighborhood friends, woodworking, the cabin, telling stories and making people laugh.

He is survived by his wife Arlene, son Steven (Robin) Burns of Byron; daughter Deb (Denny) Hatzenbihler of Rochester, MN; four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two sisters and brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with Rev. Msgr. Gerald Mahon officiating. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the Mass. There will be a private family interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research or Ronald McDonald House.

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Arlene and Family,  I was shocked to find out about Tom's sudden death.  I don't subscribe to the Post-Bulletin any longer, but Jo Howland told me that she had been to his


funeral that day.  Tom had an infectious laugh and smile that made us all feel good.  He passed away exactly a year to the date that Joe did.  I'm sure you are missing him,


but I'm glad to hear that you are moving to Shorewood next week.  You and Maxine can be of comfort to each other.  I am unable to travel easily because of some health


issues.  Otherwise, I would  have been there.  I hope to get a visit in with you and Maxine soon.  Love,  Tris

I had the opportunity to work with Tom and his wife and they are such great people !! I am sure that the family will have great memories!! May you have peace over his passing knowing that Tom left such a great impression on those he touched!! Sincerely, Flossie Lund

My Dear Arlene,  Lee and l are So very sorry to hear of Tommy's passing away.  Next time we are in Rochester we will visit. My mom always spoke very highly of him. I am sure he made her laugh too . Know you are in our prayers. May you feel God's loving arms around you. We love you....Jeri Sue and Lee Arendt

Arlene.  We are so sorry to hear about Tom we will always remember his kind way and friendly laugh  We will miss him   Keeping you and your family in our thoughts prayers.   David Whynaucht and Kathie

Arlene.  We are so sorry to hear about Tom we will always remember his kind way and friendly laugh  We will miss him   Keeping you and your family in our thoughts prayers.   David Whynaucht and Kathie

Arlene.Debbie, Steve and family,


    I miss the days when Tom would stop for his monthly “Do”. It began and ended with stories, jokes, rumors and innuendo’s and a great abundance of laughter. We would always revisit stories of trips to the cabin, the old neighborhood, family doings and some of the classic capers such as “ The Great White Squash”. Tom knew everybody and was loved by everybody, as was evidenced bY the people stopping for a haircut and then staying after they were done to join in the laughter and good vibes created by Tom’s visit. Arlene probably wondered why his haircuts took so long. We just couldn’t let him go. Now we’ll have to. Thinking of you all.     


                                                                                   Gary and Nancy Berg 


 

Arlene and Family,. We are so sorry to hear of your kids.  I will always treasure the times when seeing the two of you.  Tom and you would always make me laugh.  What a generous person.  He will truly be missed.


 


Steve and Patricia Stensrud

So sorry for your loss glad we had a visit last spring Donation sending to Mayo  Bless you all

Arlene and family, I just saw this and am saddened to see your loss of this great man. He was always a joy to be with and so good to me. I am not able to attend Monday AM but will be thinking of you and the family. With my sympathy, Ed

Arlene,


 We are so sorry for your loss. We know this is very difficult time for you and your family but Tom will always be with you. May God comfort you in your loss.  We are missing him.


 Praying for you and your family.  


Loan & Tuan

My deepest sympathy in reading of the passing of Tom.  He was a fellow Lewistonite and our paths crossed while I lived in Rochester.


The picture of him smiling is my remembrance of him—always ready to be fun, positive, and friendly. I will miss that....


Frank Siebenaler

Arlene,


We are so sorry to hear about Tom. We are out of town and won’t be able to join you in celebrating his life. We will always remember his kind ways and friendly laugh. We will miss him.


Keeping you and your family in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.


Walt and Helen

We send sympathy and love for the loss of such a sweet and precious soul . He will be missed but loved forever !!!

We are very saddened to hear of Tom's death. We had the pleasure of getting to know Tom during our years of auctioneering together.  Tom had an amazing sense of humor and would keep any person or any crowd laughing at all times.   We'll miss his stories! Roger and Colleen Bjerke

I worked with Tom at the Mayo Civic Center for a number of years he always kept me laughing and made me smile. I will think of him fondly and miss him.

Steve and Robin....I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. Just wanted to  let you know I was thinking of you. I know how hard it is. Hugs to you both.