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Thomas Richard O'Keefe, age 81, of De Pere, passed away May 7, 2014. He was born February 10, 1933 in De Pere to the late John and Frances (Dillon) O'Keefe. Tom attended St. Norbert College and served his country in the U.S. Army, having been stationed in Germany. He married Jean Oskey on June 10, 1955. In addition to being an avid outdoorsman, Tom loved collecting antiques and was a great husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, children: Colleen (Mike) Schreiber, Rick (Roni) O'Keefe, Kelly (Julie) O'Keefe and Meghan (Tom) Reynen; grandchildren: Nikki O'Keefe, Amanda O'Keefe, Stephanie Schommer, Stephanie Reynen, Bekah (Patrick) Vasquez and Sarah (Mike) Muro. He is also survived by 2 sisters: Janice O'Keefe and Mary Stanton, as well as 5 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Pat (Carol) O'Keefe and Bob (Blanche) O'Keefe.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Cotter Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Donations may be made in Tom's name to the
, Greater Wisconsin Chapter, 2900 Curry Lane, Suite A, Green Bay, WI 54311.
Special thanks to the staff at Manor Care West and Woodside Lutheran Home, as well as Dr. Walbrun, for the care and concern shown to Tom and his family.
Cotter Funeral Home
860 North Webster Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 9 to May 10, 2014