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Thomas E. Venaro

July 29, 1943 ~ September 28, 2019 (age 76)


Thomas E. Venaro, age 76, of Faribault, MN, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at his home.

Thomas Edward, the son of Emil and Eileen (Lambert) Venaro, was born on July 29, 1943 in Faribault.  He graduated from Faribault High School.  Tom worked at Crown Cork & Seal in Faribault for over 25 years until his retirement.  Following retirement, he worked at Cannon Valley Printing in Northfield, MN.  Tom cherished time with his grandchildren, enjoyed cooking, watching movies and going out to lunch with his friends, Rita Headline and Joanne Sharpe.  He also enjoyed the companionship of his rescue dog, Roscoe.

He is survived by his daughters, Kirsten Gorski (Mike) of Apple Valley, MN and Rebecca Bokman (special friend, Robert Koch) of Northfield; ten grandchildren, Leslie Epps, Stacy Thomas, Tim Venaro, and Josh Venaro, Zach Hullett, Asha Hullett, and Jordan Berken, and Taylor Bokman, Tasha Bokman, and Jedda Bokman; many great grandchildren; his brother, Donald Venaro of Northfield; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Eileen; and his son, Mark Venaro.

Honoring Tom’s generous wishes, his body was donated to the University of Minnesota Anatomical Bequest Program for the advancement of science.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date.


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