Carl ‘Tom’ Ekstrand

June 13, 1913 - June 4, 2008

Carl "Tom" Ekstrand of Waukesha died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at age 94. He was born June 13, 1913, in Virginia, Minn., to Carl T. and Winifred (nee Leach) Ekstrand.

He has been a Waukesha resident since 1934. On Feb. 18, 1939, he married the former Lucile Poetsch at First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha. Tom was the owner of Ekstrand Insurance Agency from 1955 until his retirement in 1998. He was a 65-year member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Waukesha Lodge No. 37, Free & Accepted Masons, Tripoli Shrine, Waukesha County Shrine Club, a 32nd Degree Mason member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Milwaukee, and Waukesha Elks Lodge No. 400, where he was the past Exalted Ruler. He played the organ for the Masonic and Elks Lodge. He has lived at Avalon Square since 2003.

Tom is survived by his wife, Lucile, of Waukesha; daughter, Deborah (Patrick) Bowe of Germantown; grandsons, Shaun (Jacqueline) Bowe of Hartland and Ryan Bowe of Germantown; sister-in-law, Catherine (John) Fauerbach of Lodi; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Terry, in 1957; granddaughter, Shannon, in 1981; brothers, Kenneth and Wilbur; and sister, Ruth.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, with an Elks Lodge of Sorrow Service and Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, June 7, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI 53186. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials in Tom’s name are appreciated to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (address above); AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066; or Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.