Thomas ‘Tom’ G. Laszewski
Dec. 30, 1931 — June 30, 2017
Thomas “Tom” G. Laszewski of Waukesha passed away on June 30, 2017, at Cedar Grove Assisted Living at the age of 85.
He was born in Milwaukee on December 30, 1931, the son of Patrick and Alice (nee Frank) Laszewski. Tom was a 1951 graduate of Riverside High School.
He was a proud member of The Operating Engineers Local #317, where he served as steward, assistant steward, and on the bargaining committee. He had worked at Wisconsin Electric for 37 years, retiring in 1988. In his retirement, he enjoyed his job at Walmart, retiring in 2006. He was especially passionate about community service and was proud to be a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #400 in Waukesha. He served the Elks in all the chairs and as trustee. In 1999, he served as Exalter Ruler.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia; daughters Joanne (Terrance) Byrne of Wausau, Janine (Jim) Boldra of Menasha and Jacqueline (Thomas) Laumann of Wales; step-daughter Sandra (Jerry) Major of Nashotah; grandchildren Kevin (Stacy) Byrne, Kyle (Clairie) Byrne, Matthew (Maggie) Byrne and Douglas (fiancée Abigail) Rouse; great-grandchildren Avery Byrne and Teagen Rouse; and step-grandchildren Shawn (Joyce) Hansen, Steve Hansen and Scott Hansen. He is further survived by his brothers Clayton (Evelyn) Laszewski of Antigo and Melvin (Joan) Laszewski of Tennessee, daughter Patricia (Norman) Pratt of Milwaukee, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation and services will be held at Randle-Dable Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, on Saturday, July 8, from 10 AM until 12 PM.
The Elks Lodge of Sorrow will take place at 12 PM with the funeral service immediately following the Lodge of Sorrow service, all at the funeral home.
Graveside services will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.
Memorials in Tom’s name are appreciated to The Elks Building Fund, 2301 Springdale Road, Waukesha, WI 53186.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.