Thomas Kielcheski, of Menasha, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Home surrounded by family. He was 81 years old. He was born on November 28, 1938, in Antigo, a son of Roman and Agnes(Zastrow) Kielcheski.
He was a graduate of White Lake High School class of 1956 and attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.
He served on the Antigo Police Department for seven years. On August 14, 1964 he married Nancy Seamans. She preceded him in death in 2002.
In 1971 he moved to Menasha where he was employed at Pierce Manufacturing building and wiring fire trucks. He retired on April 30, 2004 after 30 years of employment.
On October 25, 2003 he married Carol Wians in Kewaunee. She survives.
He enjoyed attending car racing at Wisconsin International Raceway, NASCAR racing, and Friday night Fish-fry's.
Survivors including his wife Carol are two sisters, Romelle Plzak of Dayton, Ohio, Barbara Taylor and Walter Plaskey
of Fremont, WI and Rockport,Texas; two step-daughters, Wendy (Jeff) Ruedinger of Larsen, Jody Wians and special friend Joel of Appleton; a step-son, Scott (Lisa) Wians of Appleton; nine step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Nancy; two brothers-in-law Gerald Plzak and Clarence Taylor.
Graveside services will be held at Lily Cemetery on Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m.
Tom's family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Oakridge Gardens and Compassus Hospice for the care given to Tom.
sorry for yur loss barb may he rest in peace now
To the Wians family - I am so sorry for your loss!! Hugs and prayers for all of you!!
For the couple years that we lived next door to Tom, we felt very special getting to know him and his sense of humor and out pouring love. I enjoyed our little 15 min. Talks each day out side in the spring and summer before I headed to work each day. He always gave a little wave as he saw me drive off. His sweetness will be extremely missed. God Bless You Tom....Bruce and Eenie
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