Thomas J. Skrentny, 72


Thomas J. "Tom" Skrentny, 72, of Kewaskum, formerly of Sun Prairie, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend.

He was born on Sept. 17, 1938, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Raymond and Ann (nee Felden) Skrentny. Heís a 1957 graduate of St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary. On July 16, 1966, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Butzke at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.

Tom and Bonnie made their home in Sun Prairie for 32 years. The couple was very active with the Sun Prairie Civic Theater. Tom was a member of St. Albertís Catholic Church and the choir group. In April 2006 Tom and Bonnie moved to Kewaskum. Tom was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum.

Tom loved to sing and enjoyed woodworking, the outdoors, cross-country skiing, researching family genealogy and creating beautiful counted crossstitch pieces. Tom collected vintage Santa Claus post cards, antique post cards of Kewaskum and antique Stanley tools. He loved his family and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them and friends. He will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and by all who knew him.

Those Tom leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Bonnie; two children, Michelle (Brian) Powers of Lake Mills and Michael (Jacqueline) Skrentny of Oshkosh; four grandchildren, Grace and Asher Skrentny, Jessica and Nicole Powers; four brothers, Raymond (Chris) Skrentny of New Berlin, Barney (Julia) Skrentny of England, David Skrentny of Beaver Dam and Jerome Skrentny of West Bend; two sisters-in-law, Jane (the Rev. Robert) Laubenstein of Green Bay and Kelly (Dr. Craig) Rosenthal of Kewaskum; three brothers in-law, Robert (Kathy) Butzke of West Bend, Thomas (Terry) Butzke of Wauconda, Ill., and Robert Teeple of Kewaskum; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Tom as preceded in death by a brother, Robert Skrentny; and a sister-inlaw, Mary Woolman.

A memorial service for Tom will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum. The Rev. Eric Kirkegaard will officiate and burial of Tomís cremains will follow in the church cemetery. Tomís family will receive visitors at the church on Sunday from noon until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Tom's arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.