Thomas R. Jasinski

July 18, 1929 – June 24, 2010

Thomas R. Jasinski of Waukesha died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 80. A kind, gentle, and loving man, he was born July 18, 1929, in West Allis, to Leopold and Sophia (nee Hopp) Jasinski.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. In his younger years, Tom was a test driver for Harley-Davidson and enjoyed racing motorcycles. On Dec. 27, 1952, he married the former Kathryn Swan. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, belonging to Club 20, a private hunting club formed in the 1950s. He enjoyed bowling and proudly won several tournaments. He liked going to the casinos and winning at blackjack, and was an avid short track stock car fan. He loved watching his grandchildren participate in their extracurricular activities. He has been a longtime member of Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ in Waukesha.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Kathryn of Waukesha; along with their children, Richard (Pamela) Jasinski of Pewaukee, Jeffrey (Barbara) Jasinski of Pewaukee and Sandra (Brian) Staffeldt of Waukesha. He was the dear grandfather of Dustin Staffeldt, Derek Staffeldt and Thomas Jasinski. He is further survived by his sister, Mary Sweeney of New Berlin; sister-in-law, Donna Riedel of Eagle River; grandpets, Blackie, Shelby and Timone; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert (Lillian) Jasinski.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, June 28, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. James Gorman will preside.

Memorials in Thomas’s name are appreciated to the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ Rebuilding Fund, 413 Wisconsin Ave., 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.