Thomas Edward Kennefick

November 25, 1912September 8, 2013

Kennefick, Thomas E. Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle, and Friend. Age 100, of Robbinsdale, passed peacefully with family at his home on Sunday morning, September 8, 2013. He was born in Cedar Lake, MN on November 25, 1912, the son of Thomas & Ellen (O’Connor) Kennefick. He worked on the family farm until age 18. Tom then moved to Minneapolis. In 1942, he joined the US Army. He served in Europe and was wounded in action; he earned a purple heart. (He was the oldest and longest standing member of Charles R. Knaeble VFW Post 494, Crystal MN.) After the war, Tom married Lorna Robideau in 1947. They were blessed with four children. Tom retired after 31 years as a maintenance foreman at the Star Tribune. His wife Lorna preceded him in death in 1995. Tom is survived by his four children: Kay (Brian) Lokkesmoe, Kevin (Pat) Kennefick, Jeanne (Daryl) Krumwiede, and John (Jean) Kennefick; 10 grandchildren: Jeffrey (Michelle) Kennefick, Beth (Jake) Kivett, Megan (Brendan) Flynn, Dawn (Nate) McGowan, Brad Lokkesmoe (Melissa Amundsen), Colin Ireland, Anne (Matt) Hellmuth, Molly (Ben) Cirillo, Todd Krumwiede, and Kelly Kennefick (Josh Linn); 10 great-grandchildren (and one soon-to-be): Boden & Elsa Kivett, Riley & Kieran Flynn, Emma, Claire & Connor Kennefick, Zach & Evan McGowan, and Gavin Hellmuth; as well as extended family and dear friends. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his four sisters: Norine Kennefick, Agnes Lackner, Marie Spernick, and Margaret Stimart. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Thomas at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4087 West Broadway, Robbinsdale. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment with military honors will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or to the organization of the donor’s choice. Services are in the care of Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home of New Hope, 763-535-4112.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thomas Edward Kennefick

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Kay Schoo

September 12, 2013

You all have my deepest sympathy. I knew Tom from Copperfield. My Mom lived there too. She passed away 6 years ago. We used to take Tom to Church with us when the van wasn't available. He was such a nice man.

Mary Tucker

September 10, 2013

Kevin and family may you be blessed with all the wonderful times and memories of your father during this time.

Cathy North

September 10, 2013

Kevin, Pat and family. I struggle to find the words to express my sincerest sympathy to you all. Losing someone you love and who holds such a special place in your lives and heart is something only time will make better. Just know that your father is at peace and singing with the angels. Love to you all...

Rick Qualy

September 9, 2013

Kevin and family. I am sorry for the loss of your father. My dad died 15 years ago and is still missed every day. The vets of the WWII era are and were a special breed.

Annette & John Flaherty

September 9, 2013

Kay, Brian and family
We are so sorry about your daddy and grandpa....It is so hard to say goodbye...but he lived a long full life and is now happy in heaven.

Raymond Stimart

September 9, 2013

I will remember my Uncle Tom as a very thoughtful and courgeous man. Someone I always respected.