Thomas “Tom” A. Berens

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Thomas “Tom” A. Berens

A lifelong resident of Shakopee, Thomas Arthur Berens, age 89, passed away on Monday morning, January 20, 2014, at McKenna Crossings Senior Living in Prior Lake, MN.

The family will greet guests on Thursday, January 23 from 4-8 pm and Friday, January 24 from 4-5 pm at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home 833 S. Marschall Road, Shakopee.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 24 at 5:30 pm at The Parish of St. Joachim and Anne (St. Mark Church) 350 Atwood Street, Shakopee.

A private family burial will be at the Shakopee Catholic Cemetery on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Tom’s memory by the family.

Forever remembered, he will be deeply missed by children, Sally Ann (spouse, Ken) Mogren of Winona, Tim (spouse, Kathy Burk) Berens of Bloomington, Annie (spouse, Mark) Myers of Shakopee, Jane (spouse, Ron) Von Bank of Shakopee, John (spouse, Susan) Berens of Shakopee, Amy Ellis of Shady Side, MD, Thomas “Toby” (spouse, Denise) Berens of Shakopee, Beth (spouse, Peter) Rozga of St. Paul, Peter (Shawn) Berens of Shakopee; 27 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother: Bill (spouse, Maria) Berens of Hudson, WI; sisters, Mary (spouse, Greg) Zurn of Eden Prairie, Gretchen Stark of Cody, WY; many other loving relatives and devoted friends.

The Berens’ family is served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Shakopee Chapel. www.ballardsunderfuneral.com