THOMAS A. "TOM" KOTNOUR

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Tom Kotnour, age 66 of Faribault, died on Monday, August 8, 2011 in Rapid City, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2011. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services.

Thomas Allyn, the son of Thomas J. and Maxine A. (Herber) Kotnour was born on May 15, 1945 in Winona. He married Judith Ann Hanson on March 23, 1963 in Faribault. She preceded him in death on August 3, 2004. Tom graduated after attending both Faribault Senior High School and Bethlehem Academy in 1963. He received degrees from University of Minnesota in 1967 and University of Idaho in 1972. Tom was employed by DuPont in Chattanooga, TN and later at 3M in St. Paul. He retired in 2001 as a Division Scientist. He loved River Bend Nature Center and the Faribault Senior Citizen Center. His hobbies included gardening, reading and traveling with Judy.

He is survived by his three children, Mike (and Charlotte) Kotnour and Tim (and Peggy) Kotnour all of Rapid City, SD, Heidi (and Jeff) Nelson of Hudson, WI; six grandchildren, Kyle, Jessica, Dylan, Tyler, Aly Kotnour and Owen Nelson; two siblings, Paul (and Pat) Kotnour of Woodbury and Mary Kotnour of Phoenix, AZ; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy and his parents.

 

 


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Name: Julie Schrader Bicket
Email: julespn1@live.com
Date: Monday December 19, 2011

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I'm shocked to just find out now about Tom's passing, and am saddened to not have attend services. As a kid attending family reunions, Tom and Judy were a great source of amusement for me. They always treated me like I mattered..plus some teasing! My parents enjoyed visiting through the years, and my mother specially enjoyed "friendly" banter and discussions with Tom. So sorry for your loss and again, regrets I only recently became aware of his passing. Thoughts and prayers with you for this holiday season without him. I know Judy was the love of his life...I'm sure they're celebrating....!

Name: Corey and Tonia Warmington
Email: chipwill@hickorytech.net
Date: Friday August 12, 2011

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Heidi and family, we are very sorry for your loss you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Name: Dick Marple
Email: byronmarple@msn.com
Date: Friday August 12, 2011

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Tom was well-liked by the Southern Heights crew during our high school years. He was a bright, personable guy, with an inquisitive mind. I'm glad we were able to reconnect later via BA class reunions. I was not surprised to learn that he remained an avid reader with a variety of interests. My sympathy to Paul and the rest of Tom's family.

Name: Holly and Steve Bergstad
Email: hollybergstad@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 11, 2011

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Heidi and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Holly and Steve Bergstad

Name: David Burns
Email: dmburns@mmm.com
Date: Wednesday August 10, 2011

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Tom was a great guy to work with here at 3M. He ALWAYS had a smile on his face. He is sorely missed.

Name: Brian Deney
Email: galedeney@charter.net
Date: Tuesday August 09, 2011

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Tom was a classmate (at B.A.) and a friend. I will miss him and our talks. I will treasure our brief visits together at St. Lucas. I am sorry for your loss and for our collective loss. Brian.

Name: Tovah Sellner
Email: tovah_sellner@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 09, 2011

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Your parents were such great neighbors! I fondly remember eating peas and green beans from the garden with Judy. Talking with Tom, his jokes and our different views on politics!! Both Judy and I hated SNAKES!! Tom and Judy together again!! God Bless them both.

Name: Jen Bimberg
Email: office@faribaultseniorcenter.org
Date: Tuesday August 09, 2011

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Tom will be missed by all at Senior Dining. His smile, humor, and willingness to help out in the kitchen was so appreciated. We had some great times. Our sympathy to his family. Jen Bimberg, Manager, Faribault Senior Dining

Name: Mona Kaiser
Email: director@faribaultseniorcenter.org
Date: Tuesday August 09, 2011

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Tom will be sorely missed by the staff, diners and members of the Senior Center. His helpfulness and sense of humor was such a great addition to our organization. Much sympathy to his family in this time of sorrow. Mona Kaiser Executive Director Faribault Senior Center

Name: Jo Dailey
Email: dailey53@gmail.com
Date: Monday August 08, 2011

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Tom, being the oldest cousin was always looked up to when I was still very young. When all the cousins got together on the farm, the older cousins idea of play and/or mischief is always what went down!!! The younger ones just followed along and often learned quite abit! So most of the special memories were when we were all alot younger and life was alot simpler!! Rest in Peace Tom ~ you are now with the love of your life!! You will be missed!