Rosemary Burns


Rosemary Burns, age 89 of Le Sueur, died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Ridgeview Medical
Center in Le Sueur. Memorial Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11 at St. Thomas
Catholic Church in St. Thomas. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 10 at the
Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur beginning with a C.C.W. Rosary at 3:45 p.m. Visitation will
also be one hour prior to Mass on Saturday at church. Interment will be at St. Thomas Cemetery.
Following Mass, there will be a luncheon held at the St. Anne’s School in Le Sueur.
Rosemary was born on November 25, 1930 to Theodore and Gertrude (Glisczinski) Odenthal in
Derrynane Township, Le Sueur County. She graduated from Le Sueur High School and received
a teaching degree and taught for a short time. She married Timothy J. Burns on August 18, 1951
at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Heidelberg. The couple lived, farmed, and raised their
family near St. Thomas. She enjoyed her time on the farm and was very active at St. Thomas
Catholic Church. She moved into Comfort Residence in Le Sueur.
Rosemary is survived by her children: Betty (Bruce) Olson of Le Sueur; Martha (John) May of
Le Sueur; Ronald (Carolyn) Burns of Henderson; Patrick (Kayleen) Burns of St. Peter; Jeanne
(Steve) Schwartz of Des Moines, IA; Daniel (Lisa) Burns of Henderson; Carolyn (Daniel)
McQueen of Pequot Lakes; daughter-in-law, Michelle Burns of Le Sueur; and her 19
grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren
Her surviving siblings include: Cornelius (Julia) Odenthal of Le Center; Dorothy (Donald)
Patterson of Hinckley; Donald (Penny) Odenthal of Brooklyn Park; sister-in-law, Marilyn
Odenthal of Arlington; and brother-in-law, Edward (Eileen) Burns of Lake Havasu, AZ.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Timothy J. Burns; twin children, Theresa “Teri” and
Timothy G. Burns; and siblings, William Odenthal and Bernice Michel.


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