Arend, Thomas Richard
Gone much too soon, Tom, age 65, was called to eternal life on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Loving husband for 44 years of Elizabeth (nee Blommer). Cherished father of Theresa (Jason) Ramlow, Paul (Julie), Mark, and John. Proud grandfather of Abigail and Benjamin. Son of the late Richard and Ruth (nee Keller). Brother of Cathy Bonney, Pat (Dennis) Miller, Steve (Mary) Arend, and Marilyn (Joe) Moczynski. Preceded in death by brother Jimmy.
Tom was a dedicated member of Local 19 Heat and Frost Insulators for 36 years, working most of those years for L&S Insulation. Tom was a very active member of the former St. Adalbert Parishand School in South Milwaukee. He was very involved in his children’s lives growing up by coaching them in sports such as basketball and baseball through the South Milwaukee Little League. Tom dedicated his life to public service any way possible which included his service as an elected member of the South Milwaukee School Board and worked the polls during recent elections. He was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed playing fantasy football with his friends. Tom spent many hours in the bleachers of every sporting event his grandchildren played. Tom and Beth spent vacations together with family and friends camping in many of the Wisconsin State Parks. He enjoyed fishing for perch and bluegill, tending to the flower gardens in his yard, and bowling in leagues with his friends. Tom really lived his life to the fullest and he will be greatly missed.
Visitation on Tuesday, July 12 4:30-7:00 PM and Wednesday July 13 9:00-9:45 AM at St. Matthew Parish, 9303 S. Chicago Rd. in Oak Creek. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
Final resting place will be at Forest Hill Memorial Park in Oak Creek.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project, American Heart Association, or American Diabetes Association.