Uncle Tom

With Karen’s Uncle Tom’s recent passing I wanted to share the photos I had taken as well as photos Karen’s dad took. I always found Tom to be a class act. He had a great sense of humor and his jokes were usually about himself and his wonderful family. Tom’s niece, Dee Dee shared a happy image to hold onto:  When the priest came to give him the last rites, Tom seemed to be sleeping, but at the very end as the priest was blessing him, he opened his eyes and sang all the verses of “Yankee Doodle.”

His love of family and the care he showed for his sisters, was most impressive.


Story, Thomas Pauly (TP) of Excelsior,

age 93, died peacefully surrounded by his family on 1/25/ 14. He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII. Tom loved nature, gardening and most of all his family. Preceded in death by son John Story and daughter Julie McGinn. Survived by his loving wife of 71 years Vera; son Thomas (Brenda) Story; daughters Patty (Jim) Parker, Susan (Ralph) Swanson, Mary Story, Peggy (Jeff) Sturgis and Liz Story; daughter- in-law Sally Story; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial service Thursday, January 30 at 11:00 am with visitation 1 hour prior at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 8201 Main St, Chanhassen. Memorials preferred to the church. Cremation Society of MN Edina (952) 924-4100

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