Thomas E. Bigley, 89
Aug. 16, 1925 -- May 31, 2015

Thomas Eugene Bigley, age 89, of West Bend, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice. He was born on Aug. 16, 1925, in Elma, Iowa to Frank and Loretta (nee Glennon) Bigley. He met Shirley Chap and they married on Feb. 20, 1950. Thomas was employed as a train dispatcher at the Milwaukee Railroad.

Thomas is survived by his children, Tim Bigley, Kathy (Peter) Leinbeck, Pat (Kim) Bigley, Terry (Kathy) Bigley, Daniel Bigley, Dennis (Susan) Bigley, Bridget (Pat) Minster and James Bigley; daughter-in-law, Lisa Bigley; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Shirley, his son Mike, brother Leland and sister Eileen.

A memorial service will be held at Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI) on Thursday, June 4, at 2 p.m. with his son the Rev. Dennis Bigley presiding. Visitation will be held at Phillip Funeral Home on Thursday from noon until the time of the service. Inurnment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Menomonee Falls.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to our brother Dennis and wife Susan for all their years of care for both our parents. Their selflessness and dedication for our parents all those years are so truly appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at