Thomas “Tom” Burns, 94, of Cosgrove, died at Lantern Park Care Center, Coralville, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Dec. 29 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove with Father Thomas Doyle officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Tom was born Feb. 4, 1917, on the family farm near Cosgrove, where he spent his whole life. He was the son of William Patrick Burns and Mary Ellen Donohoe and had attended Cosgrove High School. On Jan. 5, 1944, Tom married Rita Murphy at St. Patrick’s Church in Iowa City. Tom was a lifelong Cosgrove area farmer and was employed with University of Iowa Campus Security for many years, retiring in 1982.
Local survivors include his sister, Eileen (Jim) Leland of Solon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Tom Burns Memorial Fund, St. Peter’s Cemetery or Camp Courageous.
Online condolences may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com .