|(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
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."
will be held.
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The family has entrusted the
Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.