Thomas A. Michels

Thomas A. Michels of West Bend died unexpectedly at his home of natural causes at the age of 65.

He was born on June 16, 1944, in West Bend to the late Herbert and Dorothy (nee Fahney) Michels.

He went to local schools, graduating from West Bend High School. Then he attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Tom loved a simple, great and happy life with his family, friends and nature.

Survivors include a brother, Terry (Kay) of West Bend; a sister, Julie (Bruce) Lepak of West Bend; nieces and nephews, Sara, Christopher (Angie), Katie Kepak and Greg Lepak; a great-nephew, Andrew; other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at