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 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 3:45pm. Visitation will
also be one hour prior to Mass on Saturday at church. 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 (Gliczinski) 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, MN. The couple live, farmed and raised their
family near St. Thomas, MN. She enjoyed her time on the farm and was very active at St.
Thomas Catholic Church. She moved to Le Sueur recently where she was a resident at Comfort
Residence in Le Sueur.
Rosemary is survived by her children; Betty (Bruce) Olson, Le Sueur; Martha (John) May of Le
Sueur; Ron (Carolyn) Burns of Le Sueur; Pat (Kay) Burns of St. Peter, MN; Jean (Steve)
Schwartz of Des Moines, Iowa; Dan (Lisa) Burns of Le Sueur; Carolyn (Dan) McQueen of
Pequot Lakes, MN and daughter-in-law; Michelle Burns of Le Sueur, MN.
18 Grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren;
Siblings; Cornelius (Julia) Odenthal of Le Center, MN; Dorothy (Donald) Paterson of Hinckley,
MN and Donald (Penny) Odenthal of Brooklyn Park, MN. Sister-in-law; Marilyn Odenthal of
Arlington, MN and brother-in-law; Edward (Eileen) Burns of Lake Habasu, AZ.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Timothy J. Burns; twin children; Teri and Tim Burns.
Siblings; William Burns and Bernice Michel.

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