Thomas "Tom" Mrkonich Obit

THOMAS "TOM" MRKONICH, 94, of White Bear Lake died Jan. 18 at Waverly Gardens in North  Oaks. He was born July 25, 1929 in Crosby to John and Katherine Mrkonich. He married Dorothy Evanson on Aug. 15, 1959. He was proud of his service to his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. He graduated from St. Cloud State Teacher’s College in 1959 and received a Master’s in Education in Greeley, CO. He taught 8th grade Earth Science in St. Louis Park and retired in 1989 after 30 years in the profession. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy and sisters Ruth Stukel and Jean Perpich. He is survived by his three children and their spouses: Jana and Tim Balfany, Edina; Kristen and Richard Hubbs, White Bear Lake and Jon and Sharon Mrkonich, Marietta, GA; 11 grandchildren and extended family members and friends. A celebration of his life will be held for immediate family members in the summer of 2024 with burial planned at Lakewood Cemetery.