Thomas Eugene Sundin

Born: Sun., Oct. 5, 1924
Died: Sun., Aug. 29, 2010

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Thomas E. Sundin - a resident of Pendleton, OR, died on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at his home. He was 85 years old. A Recitation of The Holy Rosary will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 3, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pendleton, with interment to follow at Olney Cemetery. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Tom was born on October 5, 1924 to Oscar and Marie Urban Sundin. He was raised and educated in Wisconsin. At the age of 18, Tom enlisted in to the US Air Force. He served as a Radio Operator/Gunner on B-17s and B-29s for three years. He attained an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force in 1946. On January 4, 1947 Tom married Merle Branville in Duluth, Minnesota. He was employed by Carnation Milk, Co. as a Branch Manager for 25 years. Tom was a longstanding member of the BPOE and also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Merle, at the home in Pendleton, 8 daughters: Darlene Ledbetter of Pendleton, OR, Sharon Sturgis of Beaverton, OR, Diane Royal of Pendleton, OR, Terre Peek of Beaverton, OR, Lorrie Licht of Kennewick, WA, Lynette Haines of Stanfield, OR, Theresa Vienhage of Vancouver, WA, and Shelly Knudson of Spokane, WA, two sons: Thomas Sundin, Jr., and Timothy Sundin, both of Pendleton, OR, a sister Lois Rookey of Duluth, MN, as well as19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

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Jim Thomson & Carol Royal Thomson
   Posted Thu September 02, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this very sad time. Mr. Sundin was a wonderful man and fantastic father and will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. I have so many happy memories of growing up as neighbors of the Sundins 10 kids. There was always someone to play with and it was an added bonus that Mr. Sundin was the manager of Carnation and always had plenty of ice cream in the garage freezer. He loved every one of his children and made all of the rest of us feel like part of the family as well. God is receiving a true gift in heaven at this time.

Mary Ann Low
   Posted Thu September 02, 2010
Tom was a great father as evidenced by the legacy of his children and grandchildren. The family can be proud of their grandfather.

Lynne Mildenberger Lindberg
   Posted Thu September 02, 2010
Lynnette and family, I have such nice memories of your father. I remember the joking that went on about your dad being a milk man with all the children. I remember him as such a lovely man with a beautiful laugh- my condolences to you and your family- especially your mom- Love Lynne

Sharon L. Bass
   Posted Fri September 03, 2010
Sorry for your loss

Michelle Hull
   Posted Fri September 03, 2010
Thinking of your family at the time of your loss

Josh Srack
   Posted Fri September 03, 2010
Take care of each other during your time of need.

Delita miller
   Posted Sat September 04, 2010
Terri and Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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