Thomas Stanley Jankowski

Thomas Stanley Jankowski, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. He was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Milwaukee, to Edwin and Emily (nee Karpinski) Jankowski. He was raised in Milwaukee. He married his loving wife Mary (nee Bushman) on July 11, 1959, and together had six children.

Tom wore many hats and at times worked multiple jobs to provide for his family. Among his many achievements, he was most proud of his work as a Wisconsin Humane Society officer, an armored car guard/manager for Purolator Courier Corp. and being a self-employed farmer. His work ethic and his love for animals, outdoors and especially farming lives on through his children and grandchildren. Tom always gave of himself unconditionally and put himself last until the needs of his children, family and friends were met.

Tom is survived by his children, Linda (Brian) Conrad, and Steven and Michael Jankowski; sisters, Darlene (Rick) Stahnke, Sue (Jeff) Koester and Nancy (Ron) Oseland; grandchildren, Anthony (Kelsey) and Christopher Tamez, Nicholas (fiancé, Samantha Watter) and Alexander Conrad, and Timothy, Andrew, Matthew, Sarah and Brianna Jankowski; great-grandchild, Liam Conrad; son-in-law, Gerard Tamez; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; children, Cassandra Tamez, and Barbara and Beth Jankowski; and siblings, Paul and Ron Jankowski.

A Memorial Service will be held in Tom’s honor at 5 p.m. Nov. 24, 2015, at The Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI) with the Rev. Rick Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service. There will be a private family burial.

A special thanks to Heartland Hospice, Froedtert Medical Group and Kraemer Cancer Center.

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