Tom passed away peacefully August 12, 2013. He is survived by wife Rosemary, daughter Kathy (Don) Wilken, son Frank (Beth) Connelly, granddaughters Tara Wilken, Rachel (Ed Wulfekuhle) and Megan (Tre Lopez) Connelly, sister Mary (Ron) Linn. Special friend of Vanessa Myhre-Formico and Michele Youngberg. Many relatives, friends, and neighbors were touched by him and will mourn his passing. As a longtime resident of Como Park, he spent many hours walking around Como Lake and greeted everyone he passed. He was preceded in death by mother(s) Josephine (LaClair), Philomena Beach, father Earl and brother Franklin. Retired from Burlington Northern and Saint Paul Red Cross. Life member South Saint Paul VFW
Post 295, member of Rosetown American Legion Post 542, and Landmark Masonic Lodge 5. A special thanks to the VA Medical Center and Lyngblomsten Care Center, for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers memorials to Hastings Veterans Home preferred. Memorial service and celebration of Tom's life on Monday August 19th, 10:15 AM with visitation starting at 9:30. VFW Ritual at 10:00. VFW Post 295, 111 South Concord Exchange, South St. Paul, Lower Level. Interment at Fort Snelling, with lunch to follow. Please bring a drum or other noisemaker to the service.