Thomas E. Van Alstyne, 79
Sept. 22, 1937 — Dec. 7, 2016
Thomas “Tom” E. Van Alstyne, 79, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at his residence. He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Madison to Alva and Madge (nee Ridley) Van Alstyne. He married Gertrude Diedrich on June 17, 1961, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Slinger. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Reserve Sea Bees. Tom belonged to the Operating Engineers Local 139 for 54 years.
He is survived by his sons, Keith (Tracy), Derek, and Craig (Lisa); grandchildren, Andrea, Mitchell, Brian, Augie, Nick (fiancée Kate Giaimo) and Emily; great-granddaughter, Lenley Huston; brothers, James (Kay), David (Debbie) and Bill (Patti); and sister-in-law, Dale Van Alstyne. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gertrude; daughter-in-law, Monica; and brother, John.
A memorial service was held at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. Lori Lossie presiding.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 www.phillipfuneralhome.com.