Thomas C. Fowler
Dec. 11, 1933 ó Oct. 28, 2015
Thomas C. Fowler passed peacefully with family members at his home in Genesee on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on December 11, 1933, in Milwaukee, Tom is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Esther (Klumb); daughters Karen (Steve Graf) and Kathie (Bill Davey); grandchildren Valerie Davey, Eric Graf and Dan Graf; and great-grandson William Davey. Tom is also survived by his brother Jim (Sandy).
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Eleanor Fowler; his son Daniel in 1985; and his sister Mary Davis (Roger).
Tom was a Korean War veteran and spent his career working for the Wisconsin DOT for many years, helping build the bridges and roads for the interstate highway and state highway systems in southeastern Wisconsin. He was an avid outdoorsman and sports fan, taking all means necessary to make sure he watched Badgers football and Packers football games, and at the same time made sure not to miss his grandchildrenís band events, volleyball, soccer, baseball, football, basketball and track and field meets. His joy in hunting pheasant and clay bird shooting was passed on to his grandsons, many cousins and friends, as they spent many a weekend hunting at Wern Valley Sportsmanís Club and hunting lands around the area. His deep passion for his hunting dogs carried on into his last days, making sure that they were well cared for and loved.
Tom was a member of Goldís Gym in Waukesha, where he ran and worked out to stay fit, and he loved to visit with friends over coffee after morning workouts at local coffee shops. Tomís energy and caring nature was reflected in his close relationships with his grandchildren, neighbors, close friends, fellow sports fans and hunting partners.
A special thank you goes out to the nursing staff and caregivers at ProHealth Home Care & Hospice.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 8, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of I-94), Waukesha, from 12:30 pm to 2 pm, with a service to follow at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Pro-Health Home Care & Hospice.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences.