Thomas J. Harper

Thomas J. Harper, 60, of West Bend, formerly of Milwaukee died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

He was born Feb. 13, 1951, in Milwaukee, to the late Raymond and Catherine (nee Plecity) Harper and married Marilyn Rosenthal on March 22, 2008, in Jackson.

Tom worked at Harley Davidson for 38 years. He moved from Milwaukee to West Bend in the late 1980s.

He was a member of the West Bend Lodge 1398 Loyal Order of the Moose, the Newburg Lions Club and the Harley Davidson Retiree Club.

Tom is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a daughter, Nicole (Robert) Meyer of Jackson; and his granddaughter, Savannah Meyer. He is further survived by his step-son, Matthew Dvorak of Milwaukee; his brother, Robert of Milwaukee; and nieces and nephews, Tim (Andrea) Radloff, Renee (Nick) Yenter and Brian (Amy) Harper; other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 3, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. Private funeral services will be held.

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