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BAIRNSON, Thomas A., Dr. 1928-2014


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 5/23/2014 at 00:34:06

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Wednesday, May 21, 2014]

Dr. Thomas A. Bairnson died peacefully May 1, 2014, in Minneapolis.

Known to friends and patients as Dr. Tom, he was born and raised in Cedar Falls. He attended high school at Shattuck in Faribault, Minn. After earning his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, he returned to Cedar Falls where he practiced medicine for 37 years. Thomas married Jean Harlan in 1951 and was a devoted husband until her death in 2006.

Dr. Tom served twice as president of the Sartori Medical Society, was chairman of the Black Hawk County Medical Society, and was a member of the Black Hawk County Board of Health. He was a member of the Elks Club and Lion's Club, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He served 12 years in the National Guard.

Dr. Tom was an avid golfer and most recently a member of University Park Country Club in Sarasota, Fla., where he retired with his wife in 1995. Other interests included fishing, photography, woodworking, computer technology, and he deeply enjoyed classical music.

Always willing to share both his infinite wisdom and wit, Thomas Bairnson lived a life devoted to graciousness and honor.

He is survived by his sister, Georganne Mennin of New York City; a son, George Andrew Bairnson of Andover, Minn.; a daughter, Beth Bairnson Stoll (Louis) of Minnetonka, Minn.; grandchildren Jessica and Troy Zauhar; several nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 27 at Fourth Baptist Church, 900 Forestview Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441. The family requests that any memorial donations be made to Sartori Hospital Healthcare Foundation, 515 College St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Birth database - THOMAS BAIRNSON 1928-09-01 Cedar Falls IA


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