(Monday - January 18, 2021) - Thomas A. Hoehne, age 68, passed away unexpectedly in his apartment on Wednesday, January 13. He had many health issues that eventually culminated in his death.

Tom was born September 29, 1952 in Waupun, Wisconsin. He was the second in a family of four children, the oldest boy. He graduated from Ripon High School in 1971 and eventually from Ripon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a major in criminal justice. As a young boy, he played in Little League baseball, and while in high school he ran track. He enjoyed football as well and was an avid Packer fan. Throughout his childhood, he spent many happy times on his grandparents' farm on Rush Lake climbing trees, fishing, and spending time with his grandfather in the milk house building things on his work bench.

Tom loved a good time and enjoyed time spent with friends in his younger years. He was also a bit of a daredevil who gave his mother plenty of gray hairs; no tree was too tall for him to climb. He became a collector of all things old and enjoyed antique hunting spending many a happy afternoon at estate sales, auctions and flea markets. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies.

He lived for many years in his hometown of Ripon, Wisconsin. He painted houses as a young man during those years and worked as a field foreman for Green Giant. He lived for a while in Chicago where he worked at a career placement center and later as a supervisor in a commercial laundry. He relocated to Oshkosh where he worked at a wallpaper factory. He relocated to upstate New York where he was on the deli crew of a large supermarket. He eventually moved to Niagara and then to Kingsford to be closer to family. Locally, he worked in the deli at Wal-Mart.

Tom never married. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur R. Hoehne and his mother, Ione (Radke-Hoehne) Harris and grandparents, Oscar Radke, Sr. and Gertrude (Kloehn) Radke. He is survived by three siblings: Suzanne (Patrick) Killian of Niagara; Ted Hoehne of Libertyville, Illinois; and Vicki (Loren) Mathias of Palmdale, California. He is also survived by nieces and nephews: Tim (Eliza) Killian of Green Bay; Robert (Melissa) Killian of Eagan, Minnesota; Kristina (Mike Smoley) of Wilmette, Illinois and Alyssa (Akeem) Sutherland, also of Wilmette.

"We will miss you, Tom. Our greatest hope is that you are now at peace."

Private services will be held.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.


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