Tom was born on June 15, 1944, in Milwaukee. He graduated from Whitewater High school in 1963 and served in the Army National Guard for a year. He then joined his Father at the Whitewater Register, aka Coe Printers and Publishers.
When Tom and his brother in law Russ Saunders sold the paper in 2001, it marked the end of the 128-year family owned business.
Tom was a member of the Whitewater Fire Department from 1968 to 2004, and his run included some time as Chief. He had a passion for sports and loved attending Badger and Warhawk sporting events.
Tom is preceded by his father Charles, mother Helen, and sister Pat.
He is survived by his sons Charlie and Steve, 4 granddaughters, Alyssa, Ashley, Angela, & Jenna, nephews, a niece, and many cousins.
A visitation will be held from 3-6 PM, followed by a service on Friday, November 9th at the Whitewater Fire Department, 312 W. Whitewater Street, Whitewater, WI.
The family is requesting no flowers.