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Thomas “Tommy” P. Wagner

Aug 28, 1935 - Apr 06, 2024


Thomas P. Wagner (Tommy) of Sheboygan Wisconsin was born in August of 1935. He passed away on April 6th, 2024, at 88 years old at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice surrounded by his family. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph & Margaret Wagner, brother; George and sisters; Mary, Peggy, and Patricia (Peachy). Tommy married Judith Huberty in May of 1959. They were to celebrate 65 years together in May 2024. Tommy was blessed with three children; Thomas M. (Nancy), Theresa (Pete), and Mary Jane. As well as three grandchildren; Stephanie (Michael), Bryce, and Connor.
Tommy’s philosophy was work hard, play hard. His life story showed dedication to everything he decided to do. He attended Saint Clement’s Catholic School and Sheboygan North High School and also played semi-pro football for the Manitowoc Chiefs in the early 1950s. Tommy enlisted and retired from the National Guard after 32 years of service. Tommy had many passions including landscaping of his own yard as well as the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Passing the time by getting coffee with “the boys” and reading the newspaper was something he always looked forward to. Tommy was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. This was due to the fact that when he was younger, the only radio station that came in for him broadcasted the Cardinals games.
Tommy started working and training at Kohler Company after graduation moving through many positions and supervising in Cast Iron. His career allowed him to travel and meet wonderful friends in Canada, China, and Mexico. In his years at Kohler Company, he was a member of the quarter century and half century club. To the last breath, Tommy loved his life at Kohler Company. He retired from the Kohler company after 51 years. He then came back and consulted, ending with 68 years of service – one of his proudest accomplishments. Tommy was a Kohler man, and his family is so thankful for all the stories and memories that have been shared about his time throughout the years. He always prioritized what was best for those he worked with, making sure that he was a good leader while still meeting the goals of the company. It was the men and women who worked so hard that made him successful.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1305 Humboldt Ave., Sheboygan with Fr. Kenneth Anyanwu officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum. VFW Post 9156 will be providing military honors.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to honor Tom’s life to the Immaculate Conception Cemetery Fund, The Gathering Place at St. Paul Lutheran Church, and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
So many people deserve our many thanks. We couldn’t have provided the care without our angels nesting around us in the community: The “spit-fire” volunteers at The Gathering Place at St. Paul Lutheran Church for giving Tom quality life in a time where each day was unknown. Lisa Wagner for taking such good care of Tommy at Kohler Company and picking him up for breakfast with the foundry boys. McDonald’s coffee crew that offered transportation. Embrace Care for always being so flexible. Bre, our in-home hospice nurse. Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice staff and volunteers that helped provide end of life care. Dr. Tracy Sherman, for helping us with Tom’s geriatric care. Thank you to all the friends & family who stopped by and visited with Tommy over the years. Our list could go on forever. To the many wonderful people that have come to offer emotional and physical support, just know that we are grateful for everyone helping us out in this season of life.

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Friday Apr 12, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]


Date: Friday Apr 12, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]



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Jerilyn St. Amand

Dear Wagner Families, Friends, and Acquaintances of Uncle Tommy.. My deepest and most sincerest condolences to all of you. Uncle Tommy was such a great guy, person, and Uncle. He could make anyone laugh at a moments notice. I have never seen him mad or angry about anything, ever.. He was so very proud and just absolutely loved his job at the Kohler Company and was also so proud of being in the National Guard as well. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE UNCLE TOMMY! You will absolutely be missed greatly. He is now joined and welcomed into Heaven with his other siblings and boy are they are all having a ball and party up there now that Uncle Tommy is there!. Yee ha!! May the memories of Tommy bring smiles to your faces and warm your hearts. What a great person he was and the memories of him will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Uncle Tommy and don't make everyone in Heaven laugh too hard. You will be missed greatly and never forgotten. Love you. Jerilyn St. Amand

Joan Brachmann

I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathie Berger

Dear family of Tommy, I am sorry to hear about Tommy's passing.. I remember many fun Friday nights at North Bowl. Tommy was a hoot. He will be deeply missed. Hugs and prayers to y'all

Pete & Marjory Betchkal

Our hearts go out to the entire Wagner family. Tommy was a legend at Kohler who truly hath set his mark. A mentor of Pete's that will truly be missed, Pete learned so much from him and looked forward to working with him all the time. So many memories with him. He was a friend to everyone. He won't be forgotten. RIP Tommy.

Linda (Huibregtse) Magritz

Dear Tom and Nancy, my very deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. When I was inducted into the Quarter Century Club, we honored your Dad for 50 years of service, what an accomplishment!! All my love to you.

Lorena(Lorrie) Handlos

My heart goes out to Judy and her family. Tom is resting in the loving arms of God. May God wrap His arms around you in comfort and love. It was an honor, joy and pleasure spending time with him as I worked through Embrace. My deepest sympathies, Lorrie

Steve Metz

I had the privilege and honor to be one of the many who Tommy coached, mentored and became friends with over the years while working in the Iron Foundry at Kohler. A completely self made man who was a master of green sand molding and the production of thin walled castings, a.k.a. bathtubs and sinks. As many have said, Tommy you have truly set your mark. Rest in peace my friend, and thanks for all you taught me between 1992 and 2006.

Cindy Dortman (Kuehn)

So sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. I can just Imagine the welcoming committee he had, My Dad (Ray Kuehn), Tony Bocchini, Art Stoner to name a few, probably discussing problems in the foundry. He definitely was one of a kind.

Gary L Sholl

Rest in Peace Tommy! Each Monday morning for a number of years, we would discuss the weekly startup in the foundry and many other things before Tommy went home for the week. Our yearly trip to Miller Park for a Brewers game and tailgate was always a summer treat. Tommy made my work experience more enjoyable. The occasional breakfast with Tommy arranged by Lisa Wagner was a great way to catch up. Tommy will be missed. I know I will miss him. Gary