Thomas Henry Glueckstein
April 24, 1943 — Dec. 8, 2017
Thomas Henry Glueckstein, 74, formerly from Brookfield, passed away on December 8, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Franciscan Woods as a result of lung cancer.
He was born in Milwaukee on April 24, 1943. He graduated St. Mary’s grade school in Elm Grove and Pius High School in Milwaukee. After high school he served in U.S. Army. The Army trained him to be a heavy equipment mechanic. After training he was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam conflict as a mechanic. After his service he worked as a heavy equipment mechanic until retirement.
He was a member of Brookfield American Legion and Brookfield VFW. He was a lifetime member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Brookfield and was an usher and served as head usher for a period of time. He was a member of the Brookfield chapter of the Knights of Columbus.
He loved to read, hunt and fish in his younger years. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited. After retirement, he took golf lessons and became an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father Henry; brother William and brother Daniel.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy; brothers Leo (Mary), Henry (Judy) and James (Brenda) Glueckstein: sisters Sr. Mary Beth, Kathryn (John) Peri, Margaret (Herb) Kuehnemann and Janet (Paul) Boemer; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Becker Ritter Funeral Home,14075 W. North Ave., on Sunday, December 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Words of remembrance to begin at 9:45 a.m. at St. John Vianney, 1755 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, on Monday, December 18, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. The Rev. Ken Knippel will officiate.
Memorials can be made for the cure for cancer.
Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 262-782-5330, is serving the family. Sympathy expressions may be made at www.beckerritter.com.