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Thomas Grudzielanek

Jan 15, 1953 - Nov 17, 2022


Thomas J. Grudzielanek of Sheboyan, age 69, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2022. He was born on January 15, 1953 in Milwaukee, the son of Ervin and Jean Grudzielanek. He graduated from Kettle Moraine High School in 1971 and UW-Oshkosh in 1975. He married the love of his life, Denise Schmidt, on August 19, 1978 at St. Matthias Catholic Church in New Fane Wisconsin. He worked 23 years as a Kmart Manager. He also worked at Consumer Care Products in Plymouth, Wisconsin. He retired in 2017 from Heartland Video Systems in Plymouth Wisconsin. Tom enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends. He loved his family, wife, kids, and grandsons most of all. A close second was the Packers. Go! Pack! Go!
He is preceded in death by his parents Ervin and Jean Grudzielanek, mother-in-law Evelyn Schmidt, father-in-law Bud Schmidt, brother Charles (Barb) Grudzielanek, and sister-in-laws Laurie Schmidt and Dawn McEwen. He is survived by his loving wife Denise, children Michael Grudzielanek and Kristin (Joshua) Torrison, and grandchildren Parker and Brady Torrison. He is further survived by his sister Margaret Rose (Jay) Morse, nephew Charlie Grudzielanek, brother-in-law Dean Schmidt and Dan (Lisa) Schmidt, sister-in-laws Darcie (Gil) Salm, and Debie (Kevin) Rodenkirch, and many more nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces.
Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street Sheboygan on Saturday November 26, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. Fr. Subi Thomas from St. Peter Claver Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Matthias Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Tom’s name.
Tom’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the EMT’s and the staff in the emergency department of Aurora Medical Center in Sheboygan.


Date: Saturday Nov 26, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Nov 26, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Dennis Grudzielanek

I am shocked and only wish I should have been in communication with him, only child hood memories are left. RIP cousin.

Charles J Grudzielanek J.R

My Uncle Tom the little time I had with him I enjoyed very much..

Danny Johnson

Tom was a terrific friend and excellent leader. I was so lucky to have known him and Denise. They were fun people and I know he will be missed by so many. Our condolences and rest my friend. You have earned that.

Carl and Jo Zvonkin

Jackie & Ken Krueger

You are in our prayers and hearts.

Gail Bonenfant

Denise and family, we are so sorry for your loss. My heart is so saddened for you. Love and hugs to all of you.

Chris and Dick Matthies

We were so sad to hear this. What a nice man Tom was! Our deepest sympathy to Denise and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barb Leonhardt very sorry to hear of the loss of Tom. You are a strong lady....hold unto the memories and the love you had for each other. God Bless Tom

Wally and Carol Zeck

We were shocked to hear of Tom’s passing. The last time we saw him was at Dave and Wanda’s where we watched the Packer game in Prescott Valley AZ.. he always had a smile and a pleasant word for everyone .Please accept our condolences..

Lori Stanley

Prayers and condolences to the family! Tom will be remembered for his big smile and love for his family!