Thomas E. Hernke

March 28, 1948 – Dec. 7, 2012

Thomas E. Hernke, 64, of Dousman, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

He was the loving father of Dominic (Chris) Hernke of Mequon, Joseph (Tammy) Hernke of South Milwaukee, Tami (Nicholas) Wirth of Delafield and Lisa (Rebecca) Hernke of Milwaukee. He is also survived by his 12 dear grandchildren, a great-grandchild and his special companion (his dog), “Charlie.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (nee Pucci).

Tom was a welder for Stolper Industries of Waukesha. He loved to golf, fish, listen to music and hang out in the sun.

Thomas was a very kind and humorous man.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m.

service Friday, Dec. 14, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

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