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June 21, 2018

6/5/2018 3:21:00 PM
Thomas A. Corcoran

Thomas A. Corcoran, 84, of Maple Lake died on Thursday, May 31, 2018, with family at his side at his home.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer officiating. Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday and 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake. The U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the joint Honor Guard of the Maple Lake VFW and American Legion provided military honors. Mike Breidenbach provided bagpipes at the cemetery.

Thomas is survived by his children, Lonnie (Juvie) of Phoenix, Arizona, Sally (Willie) Braddy of Savage, Danny of Maple Lake, Connie (Brad) Brandt of New Prague, Kelley (Todd) Knickerbocker of St. Cloud and Susie (Jeff) Carlson of Shakopee; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, William (Harriet) of Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Dolores; brother-in-law, Wilfred Woida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and 14 brothers and sisters.

Thomas Arnold Corcoran was born to William and Mary (Meredith) Corcoran on Oct. 4, 1933, at home in Horton Township, Stevens County. He grew up in Sedan. Tom enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country in the Korean War from 1952 until 1956. On June 4, 1955, he was united in marriage to Sharon Rae Wiley in St. Anthony. They lived in Coon Rapids, Farmington and Burnsville prior to settling in Maple Lake in 1983. Tom worked for The Canteen Company in Richfield as a repairman for vending machines. He was a member of the Maple Lake VFW Post 7664, Maple Lake American Legion Post 131, Military Order of the Cootie, Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association and St. Timothy Catholic Church. Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, playing poker, snowmobiling and four wheeling. Music was important to Tom and he enjoyed playing the banjo, guitar and mandolin. He loved his family, grandkids and great-grandkids.

Casket bearers: Bob and Jim Enfield, Lonnie and Mike Soltys, Andy and Carl Amsler.

Music: The Resurrection Choir and Marge Pavlik.





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