Peter Daniel Thomas

July 30, 1947 - Aug. 27, 2007

Peter Daniel Thomas, 60, of Prairie du Chien, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family, following a battle with lung cancer. He was born July 30, 1947, in Prairie du Chien, the son of George and Veronica (Sprosty) Thomas.

He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970.

He married Marijane Spiker on May 20, 1971, in Prairie du Chien. He worked for the Milwaukee Road, the Soo Line and the CP Railroad for 39 years. Later, he and his wife farmed in the Gran Grae area in rural Prairie du Chien.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marijane Thomas of Prairie du Chien; four sons, Peter of Prairie du Chien, Roger, Dale (Maria) and Mike (Heather), all of Waukesha; two brothers, Leo (Thelma) of Johnson Creek and Terry (Vivian) of Prairie du Chien; a sister, Georgia Eggleston of Crivitz; along with his grandchildren, Damien, Alexis, Cassie, Cody, Austin, Nick, William and Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Chrissey; three brothers, Joseph, Richard and Martin; along with two sisters, Margaret Braun and Mary Thomas.

A Mass of Chriatian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at St. Johnís Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Warosh officiating, with burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. Military rites will be accorded by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of departure for the church Thursday at Garrity Funeral Home, 704 S. Ohio St., Prairie du Chien.

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