Thomas “Tom” J. Morrison, age 77 of Belle Plaine, died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12pm/Noon on Wednesday, September 18 at St. John’s-Assumption Catholic Church in Faxon Township. Visitation will be held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine from 10 am-11:45am on Wednesday. Interment will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Faxon Twp.
Tom was born on November 22, 1941 to Martin and Marie (Berger) Morrison in Arlington. He grew up on the family farm in Faxon Twp., Sibley County, and graduated from the Belle Plaine High School in 1959. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard until 1962. He married Colleen Weldon at Sacred Heart Church in Belle Plaine. Tom worked as a forklift operator for 34 years in the Savage and Shakopee areas. He and his brothers also would farm together on their family farm.
Tom was a true outdoorsman and he and son, Brian, spent many hours snowmobiling while growing up. Since then, Brian has carried that love of snowmobiling with his father over to his own son. Tom and Colleen traveled west and enjoyed many trips to National Parks, including Glacier and Yellow Stone. Tom enjoyed hunting; he would hunt deer and elk in Wyoming, and deer and pheasant in Iowa. His hunting group consisted of his son, nephew Steve, God-child Barry O’Brien, Jeremy O’Brien, and his black lab. He loved going ‘Up North’ fishing on Hay Lake with his family, especially with his grandson, Cade. Tom also enjoyed watching his son’s, grandson’s and nephew’s baseball games.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen; son, Brian (Julie) Morrison of Belle Plaine; grandson, Cade Morrison; brother, Don (Judy) Morrison of Belle Plaine; sisters, Joan (David) Pint of New Prague and Pat Kamps of Mankato; brothers-in-law, Doug (MaryBeth) Weldon and Chris (Betty) Weldon; sister-in-law, Kathy (Terry) Logelin; and many nieces and nephews.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Jerry.