I worked with Tom at The Big Kids with Ron Peterson. The two things I will always remember is how he was so kind to everyone and secondly, those spatulas sticking out of his wig when he was doing a spot on impersonation of Julia Child!!
Say hi to Ron for me! Jane
You lived life fully, honestly, and to the brim with love for all your family, friends and colleagues. Now you get to sing for the Big Guy in the sky......Well done Tom! Save a place for us in the choir loft. We will miss you terribly until then.....
I recently reconnected with Tom on Facebook after many years....I was his first dance teacher. He was planning on coming to our 50-year celebration on the 19th and I was so looking forward to seeing him again. Rest in peace sweet Tommy....... My condolences to the whole Larson family.
I have lost a true friend, Classmate K-12, in Band, Scouts , Camping. The community has lost a talented performer, Family and Friends are in my prayers
what a doll. One of the first musicians I met when I moved here. We became instant friends. Love you, you sweet vulnerable man. My condolences to the whole Larson family.
Hello Minneapolis/St. Paul friends of Thomas Kirk Larson! Please pass this information on to interested colleagues!
I am so grateful to be involved in the planning for his memorial celebrations! Tom was often my roommate in Dale Warland Singer tours as well as a valuable singer in my Jerry Rubino Plus performing/outreach ensemble of singers/actors!
Friday night (May 10 from 4 – 7 PM at Washburn-McCreavy in Edina) is primarily an opportunity to greet the family and to share stories and memories with those gathered at the funeral home……a piano will be there but we request that it be used for background offerings!
The Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 AM on Sat. the 11th of May at St. Olaf Catholic Church in downtown Minneapolis. The choir from St. Olaf will be leading mass liturgy for the service. In addition, a choir of Tom's colleagues from all of his connections is invited to rehearse and sing 2 gifts of music
I am grateful and humbled to serve as conductor of this group. Lynn Trapp will be at the piano/organ. If you choose to participate, please come at 9 AM promptly to rehearse 2 choral works and a 3rd piece together with the St. Olaf Church choir for the memorial service. I suggest that you bring a black folder.
There is a reception/luncheon planned for AFTER the memorial service in the Gathering Room at St. Olaf Church. If you would like to offer a BRIEF tribute to Tom at that time, you will be welcome to offer your gift (spoken and sung) at that time. A piano and 2 microphones will be available for our use. Dan Digre, a member of Touch of Class, will be coordinating and facilitating this time of celebration. Please plan for significant and limited presentations so that all who wish to share may be heard. The time after the Mass will be shared by those wishing to offer artistic gifts with those who wish to speak with family so please be considerate of multiple requests of time and space!
St. Olaf church is organizing a light reception after the Mass. Since one of Tom's signature “Julia” routines involved having a tuna casserole in the church basement after funerals….so it seems only fitting to try to include this. If you would be willing to create and bring one, it would be appreciated.
Peace with you Tom. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with the Wayzata Women's Chorus. May you and your music soar in the heavens.
A Friend and Colleague I will miss....!
Rest in peace Thomas Kirk Larson. You left this world better than you found it, and you will be missed. Much love. ?
I will forever hear his laughter. My thoughts and prayers to all who loved Tom ... he will be sorely missed.
I will miss your spirit but know the angels will absolutely love you! I hope you and Julia can share a good laugh and a glass of wine. God Bless you.
Tom and I both played the flute in band at Lincoln. He was so gifted. So sorry for the family and friends of his. His sweet music will fill the heavens.
My sincere condolences to Tom's family and friends.
Tom will always care a very special tune in my heart. His magical voice will always bring me to a happy place. He will be so deeply missed.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Toms family and close friends. We were in high school band togeth oh so many years ago.
My deepest sympathies to Tom's family and friends. I am stunned. I have so many happy memories from the time Tom and I were together as a couple. I will treasure them always. His beautiful voice, professionalism, and heart will be missed by all.
I light this candle in memory of you Tom...Peace!
To Tom's family, you have my most sincere condolences. I grew up with Tom, met in 2nd grade, went through scouting together & school, fished, skied water and snow together, we did so much and we were such good friends. 4 years ago we reconnected, and picked right up where we left off as friends. I was honored to see him one last time at the Maplewood Auditorium with A Touch of Class. We spent much of our time reminiscing some of the greatest highlights like going through the car wash with our skis on the roof rack, we made some hilarious mistakes. I wish you all peace and serenity