Thomas Gregory

Thomas Gregory

  • Funeral Date: 11/03/12
  • Funeral Time: 4:00PM
  • Date of Birth: 3/21/61
  • Date of Death: 10/31/12
  • Funeral Location: Vonnette Mills' home - Faribault

Thomas Charles Gregory was born March 21, 1961, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to James and Betty Gregory.  He graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1979 and in his early 20’s moved to the Rochester, Minnesota, area.  In 1987, he married Karla Duke, and together they had their daughter Lindsey.  They later divorced.  Tom worked in the Rochester area for several years until moving to Blooming Prairie.  On June 1, 2000, he married Dori Hershberger Sundin in Owatonna.  After marriage they made Owatonna their home and Tom worked for Pearson Inc.  In July 2004, they moved to Dennison.  For the last number of years Tom had helped Dori at her business, Dennison Meats, and was dedicated to making the business a success.  Tom was kind, compassionate and thoughtful, and enjoyed NASCAR and fishing when he could.

Survivors include his wife, Dori; his daughter, Lindsey of Kasson; his mother, Betty Lou of Hastings, Michigan; his sisters, Shirley and Sue; and his brothers, Gary, Michael, Charlie, Patrick and Chris.  He was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Michelle Sundin and his father.

Thomas passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at his home in Dennison, at the age of 51.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, beginning at 4:00PM, at the home of his sister-in-law, Vonnette Mills, 3761 Kenyon Blvd., rural Faribault.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.


  1. Marty Jackson

    Saddens me to learn that Tom has left this world. His smile, the way I remember him when we were growing up, will have to sustain me while I quietly sit this evening and reflect on Toms life.
    When I look back on our childhood and teen years, I always remember admiring how Tom lived life right up to the edge. He didn’t complain about being dealt a bad hand. Oh sure if he didn’t like something he’d be first to speak up, change it, or move on. Then only look back to laugh about it.
    It’s been years since I’ve seen Tom. I’m going to miss him. My thoughts, my heart, and prayers go out to Betty and the family.
    With all my Love, good bye for now Tom.

  2. vickie bennett

    Tommy my memories of you is smiling or always trying to cheer someone else up-i will never forget that smile-our fathers use to hang out in the younger days-give my dad a big hug from me- i pray for god to give strength to all your family and friends-loved always and never forgotten-fly with the angel buddie until i see you in heaven,
    vickie bennett

  3. Edward D Mynning

    I remember Tom from High School. He was always a a nice guy with a smile on his face. Mr and Mrs Gregory can have a lot to be proud of in the children they raised. Tom was one of the best!!!

  4. Linda Adair Kempf

    Most of you know me as Linda Adair. I went to school with Tom and also was his girlgriend. This saddens me to know that he has left this world 🙁 I haven’t seen Tom for 30 some years but did think about him.

    Please be at peace Tom… you are always in my heart.


  5. Marti Pons

    Dear Gregory Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. It’s awfully difficult losing a brother; Tom was way too young.

    I’m thinking of you all.

    Marti (Klein) Pons

  6. Allen Lake

    I am very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Although I have not heard from or seen him in 25 years or so, my recolectiobn of him was that he was a crazy, funny, caring individual that loved life. Rest in peace old friend and may god bless your soul.

  7. I’ll always miss you, you were my companion and my friend. Why did you leave me so early in your life?? I miss you more than anything!! You were my soul mate!! You gave me the best years of life, i honestly miss you!!

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