Thomas L. Kissel

Thomas L. Kissel, 89, of Hartford, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, surrounded by his loving family.

Thomas was born Aug. 30, 1927, to August and Amy (nee Kiser) Kissel in Hartford. He was united in marriage to Ruth Reinemann on Aug. 13, 1950. Thomas served his country in the United States Army Air Force. He also enjoyed trap shooting, hunting especially with his dog, Max crossword puzzles, going for rides in the car, and traveling. Thomas loved to help people, especially during his time as an attorney in Hartford, but most of all loved spending time with his family and friends.

Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Ruth; two daughters, Jill (Gary) Reinke of Hartford and Jackie (Steve) Bezaire of the state of Washington; grandchildren, Nui Bezaire, Amy (Nick) Penwarden, Matthew Utter and Spencer (Sabrina) Bezaire; loving sister, Lois Behne; and brother-in-law, Lewis Reinemann. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services for Thomas will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St., Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. Aaron Steinbrenner officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Monday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Peace Lutheran Church or to the Washington County Humane Society (3650 Highway 60, Slinger, WI 53086) are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at