Thomas J. Strop

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, Thomas Joseph Strop was summoned to heaven to tend to Godís gardens and to prune His rose bushes. Tom passed peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.

Tom was the owner of Strop Landscaping, Inc., and devoted his life to making the world a greener and more beautiful place.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Harriet Mary (Beller) Strop, and his nephew, Robert Sides.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Georgene Eleanor Strop (Francis); his daughters, Holly Lynn Strop (Lawrence Judkins), Jennifer Ellen Laughlin (Steve Mueller), Heidi Ann Olsen (Leif Olsen), Jill Marie Hill (Grant Hill), Heather Marie Strop (Brian Cayne) and Amanda Beth Mowery (Justin Brown); his 10 grandchildren, Camellia Moen, Jesse Cayne, Jessica Laughlin, Jacob Moen, Austin Mowery, Rose Moen, Lily Moen, Brady Mowery, Devin Brown and Xander Hill; 10 siblings; and many friends.

Tom was a devoted and loving husband and father, and a kind and caring brother, uncle and friend. He was deeply loved and will be forever missed.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. Following visitation, there will be a procession to Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc for a 1:30 p.m. memorial service.

Tomís family would like to extend their gratitude to all of the wonderful and amazing doctors, nurses and caregivers who took such good care of him over the years and in his final weeks.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in Tomís memory to either the Oconomowoc Regional Cancer Center or Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.