Thomas Wayne Kougl

Tom Kougl taught those around him to be positive and never give up. He was a fighter with strong motivation. This was evident throughout his battle with cancer.

Thomas Wayne Kougl passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011.

He was born Aug. 20, 1959, in West Bend, to Robert and Kathleen Kougl. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, spending time outdoors, lounging by the pool, fixing up the house and traveling with his wife.

Family members who will miss him dearly are his lovely wife of eight years, Katherine Kougl; and three stepchildren, Alicia, Anthony and Briana Cantalupo; two daughters, Mandy (Luke) Krueger and Casandra Kougl; his mother in-law, Marlene Hoffman; sister-in-law, Patricia Hoffman; parents, Robert and Kathleen Kougl; two brothers, Tim (Gail) Kougl and Andy (Tanya) Lohr-Kougl; four sisters, Mary (Brian) Kempf, Laurie (Kris) Kimball, Amy (Rick) Cooley and Christie (Brad) Gutknecht; nieces and nephews, Travis (Gina) Kempf, Gabe (Dani) Kempf, Kimberly (Carl) Bacon, Jessie (Bobby) Hernandez, Julie (Nick) Schultz, Kelley Kougl, Brandon (Kristen) DeWolf, Brianne DeWolf, Chase Kimball, Krista (Brandon) Probst, MacKenzie and Mallory Kougl, Eadrick and Elena Lohr-Kougl, Sammi Cooley and Abbigayle Gutknecht; great-nieces and nephews, Clayton, William and Chloe, Marissa and Hannah, Damien and Aiden, Kailie, Eliana and Anthony. Thomas also leaves behind many friends and co-workers.

Please join us for a celebration of Tomís life on Saturday, April 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Legends Brewhouse & Eatery, 875 Heritage Road, De Pere, WI 54115.

Family members would like to say a special thank you to the nursing staff at Bellin Hospital (fourth floor), Unity Hospice/ Palliative Care Team, the Bellin Cancer TEAM and a very special thanks to Dr. Amy James.