Thomas S. Plichta

Oct. 31, 1942 - Jan. 31, 2008

Tom Plichta was born Oct. 31, 1942, and passed away quietly Jan. 31, 2008. Tom was a wonderful husband of 40 years to Christine (nee Glazewski) and father and father-in-law to Carey and Brian Wisotzke, Mark and Anne Plichta, and Annemarie and Jim Probst. He also shared special relationships with his brother and sister-in-law, John and Nancy Plichta.

Tom spent his entire professional career at Ladish Co., retiring from there as an executive officer of the company. Tom was a gifted individual who held prominent positions on various nonprofit boards, but his most valued titles were husband, dad and grandpa to six grandchildren.

He was passionate about the sports teams at his alma mater, Marquette University, as well as trains and railroads, particularly N-scale model trains. Tom was rarely happier than when he was golfing for "honors" at Naga-Waukee golf course, overlooking Pewaukee Lake, where he also spent many happy hours. We grieve the loss of this kind, gentle person. You have honors this week, Tom.

The funeral Mass for Tom will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, W280-N2101 Prospect Ave. (Highway SS), City of Pewaukee, WI 53072. The visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tomís name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609 or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit