Thomas K. Shanks

Nov. 11, 1931 - July 28, 2008

Thomas K. Shanks of Nashotah, 77, was born to eternal life surrounded by his family Monday, July 28, 2008. He lived in Oconomowoc most of his adult life.

He was the husband of the late Sally Ann Sheblak; she preceded him in death Jan. 17, 1993.

He was the loving father of Steven of Nashotah, John of Madison and Richard (Patrice) of Eagle and the proud grandfather of Cristina and Jeffery Shanks and Spencer Shanks. Also surviving are other relatives and friends.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Doris Shanks; wife, Sally Ann; granddaughter, Jessica; and a brother, Donald Shanks.

Tom was an officer in the International Banking Department of The First Wisconsin Bank in Milwaukee, later U.S. Bank, for more than 25 years. Following retirement, he stayed active in the business community.

Tom was an avid golfer, playing in senior leagues in the area. During his youth, he was a competitive swimmer and boxer in his native Bermuda.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc Thomas’ final rest will be in his birthtown of Paget, Bermuda.

In lieu of flowers memorials for his family's distribution would be appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at