Milbert L. 'Tom' Bornholdt - Apple Valley
Milbert Leroy "Tom" Bornholdt, 96, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011, at Augustana Health Care Center in Apple Valley.
Tom was born Aug. 28, 1914, to George F. and Bessie (Rew) Bornholdt in Milton Township, Dodge County. Tom attended Wasioja Public Schools, then left school to help on his parents' farm. He married Alma A. Andrist on Oct. 3, 1939. They moved to their own farm south of Kasson. Tom enjoyed farming and milking cows for over 50 years.
He also enjoyed watching and listening to the Minnesota Twins baseball on TV, radio and occasionally at the ballpark. Other interests were fishing, walking, traveling and many, many church activities.
His wife, Alma, died Feb. 23, 1978. He married Lucille H. Lindstrom on Jan. 22, 1983. They lived in the Richfield and Apple Valley areas. Lucille died June 3, 2010. In addition to his parents, two sisters and a brother preceded him in death, as did a son-in-law, Wallace Nelson.
He is survived by daughters, Janice Nelson of Cannon Falls, Diane (James) Bronk of Rochester and Janet (Tom) Holt of Bloomington. Survivors also include nine grandchildren, Dawn (Mark) Olson of Farmington, Mark (Deb) Nelson of Maple Grove, Cindy (Marc) Lyon of Zumbrota, Kathy (Steve) Holtzleiter of Burnsville, Susan (Scott) Solberg of Ramsey, Nancy (Cullen) Gibbs of Katy, Texas, Melissa (Bryan) Saucke of Fiume Veneto, Italy, Jason (Katie) Holt of St. Michael, Minn., and Angela Holt of Richfield; 14 great-grandchildren, Ben, Katie, Scott and Emily Olson, Joshua, Matthew and Michael Lyon, Joshua and Jacob Holtzleiter, Julia and Mackenzie Solberg, Evan and Michael Gibbs and Evan Holt.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Zumbro Lutheran Church, 4830 120th Ave. S.W., in Kasson (507 365-8110), and one hour prior to the church service. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 15, at the church. Pastors Mark Schwartz and Mark Olson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Augustana of Apple Valley, South Zumbro Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.dibblefuneralhome.com.