Thomas S. Broton, 89, Rochester, Minn., a Stevens Point native, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Rochester, Minn., with the Rev. Glenn Frerichs officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the National Parkinson Foundation, 300 North Lea St. #500, Alexandra, VA 22314.
Mr. Broton was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Rekowski) Broton.
He served on the Civilian Conservation Corps in Ithaca, N.Y., as a young man until November 1935 and went to work for the Morris Chain. He joined IBM in Endicott, N.Y., in May 1941 and transferred to Rochester, Minn., in June 1957, retiring in 1972. He was a toolmaker for IBM.
He was married to Lucy L. Corey on Nov. 2, 1935, in Newark Valley, N.Y. She preceded him in death.
He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club.
Survivors include three sons, William (Elfi), Byron, Minn., Richard (Carol), Rochester, Minn., and Stanley (Bonnie), Dodge Center, Minn.; two daughters, Marguerite Hanna, Georgetown, Texas, and Barbara (James) Ellsworth, Utica, Minn.; one brother, Raymond (Stella) Broton, Stevens Point; one sister, Grace Filtz, town of Stockton; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.