Thomas J. "Tommy" Wegner Jr.

Thomas J. "Tommy" Wegner Jr., 34, of Minocqua, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 surrounded by his loving family at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Wauwatosa.

For the past 20 months, Tommy courageously battled with leukemia and complications from a bone marrow transplant.

Tommy was born May 31, 1971 to Thomas J. Sr. and Judith A. (nee Mattila) Wegner in Menomonee Falls.

The family lived in the Sussex area, where Tommy was raised and graduated from Sussex Hamilton High School in 1989.

He went on to further his education at Universal Technical Institute, earning his associate degree as a diesel technician.

Tommy was a past member of both the Sussex and Kohlsville Volunteer Fire departments, and was a present member of the Lac du Flambeau Fire Department and Cedar Springs Church in Slinger.

One of Tommy’s favorite pastimes was filling his life with his love for motorcycles.

Tommy will be deeply missed by his cherished daughter, Rowan; his loving parents, Thomas and Judith Wegner; his dear siblings, Michelle (Shaun) Wegner-Clements of Minocqua, Jeffrey Wegner of Tennessee, Jeremy Wegner of Arbor Vitae and Marsha Wegner of Wichita, Kan.; and his adored fiancˇe, Jodi Klesmith of Kewaskum and her parents, Bob and Diane Klesmith.

Tommy will also be missed by his nieces and nephew, whom are also his godchildren, Dillon, Hanna and Emma Wegner-Clements; his nieces and nephews, Ryan Wegner-Clem-ents, Rebecca Wegner, and Bran-don and Abigail Prim; his grandmas, Theresa Wegner and Bea-trice Mattila, both of Sussex; many aunts, uncles, other special relatives and many dear friends.

He was greeted at the gates of heaven by his grandfathers, Harvey Wegner and Wesley Mattila.

Cremation will be held at Paradise Cremation Services, West Bend.

The Wegner family would like to express their appreciation for memorials that are offered in lieu of flowers, to a fund for his daughter, Rowan Wegner, at River Valley State Bank (P.O. Box 1135, Minocqua, WI 54548).

The Phillip Funeral Home and Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend is assisting the family.

The family would also like to extend an extra special thank you to the staff in the Cancer Care Unit 8 North at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, the Hope Lodge in Marshfield and the bone marrow transplant staff at Froedtert Mem-orial Lutheran Hospital of Wau-watosa.