Thomas Robert Rosenthal, 53

Published 7:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thomas Robert Rosenthal, 53, was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

Thomas Robert Rosenthal, 53

Tom was born to Darrell and Lorraine Rosenthal on Nov. 20, 1966, in Austin, Minnesota. He attended Catholic grade school and was a graduate of Pacelli High School’s Class of 1985. He then attended Riverland Community College. Following his graduation, Tom brought his aptitude for technology and his attention to detail to his family business, Rosenthal’s Flooring & Decorating. Tom was a skilled tile setter, carpet layer and interior designer. There wasn’t anything with a circuit board or an engine he couldn’t fix.

Tom had a passion for photography and liked to play both guitar and piano by ear. Tom’s greatest joy and proudest accomplishment was his daughter, Emily. He worked hard to be a good father and was overjoyed to become a grandfather this past fall.

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Tom is loved and missed by many, most especially his daughter, Emily Rosenthal, LeRoy, Minnesota; son, Joseph Morse (Andrea Soiney), Austin; mother, Lorraine Rosenthal (Greg Morales), Roseville, Minnesota; brother, David Rosenthal, Roseville; sister, Tina Rosenthal (William) Monosmith, Roseville; granddaughter, Reign Rosenthal, LeRoy; grandson, (due May 2020) Connor Morse; niece, Elizabeth (Josh) Haase, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; nephew, Isaac Rosenthal, Rochester, Minnesota; great nephews, Oliver Monosmith, Leo Monosmith and Cade Haase; former wife, Athena Morse; aunt, Marlene (Gene) Seavey; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Rosenthal; his grandparents; and uncles and aunts.

Tom will be carried into eternal rest by pallbearers David Rosenthal, Tina Rosenthal Monosmith, Joseph Morse, Isaac Rosenthal, Jeff Titus and John Howe.  Honorary pallbearer is Tom’s godson, Oliver Monosmith.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father James Steffes officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Mayer Funeral Home and for one hour before the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Oakland, Minnesota. Condolences may be left online at