Thomas S. Dhein(1948 - 2012)

Thomas S. Dhein

Thomas S. Dhein, age 64, of 1134 Cleveland St., Kiel died at his home on Thursday afternoon, December 27, 2012 surrounded by his family.

He was born January 18, 1948 , son of Mildred (Schneider) Dhein and the late Daniel Dhein.

Tom attended Kiel schools.

In 1971, Tom married Kay Strehlow of Suring. They were married until her death in 2008.

On October 29, 2011 he married Cheri Baackes of Oostburg, at Wilkes Lake.

He was an independent owner & operator of Double DD's Truck Line. He previously had been employed in sales for Dolly Madison, Tombstone Pizza, Archway Cookies and drove for Schneider Trucking. He also owned and operated The Gin Mill in Tisch Mills for many years.

He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Tom enjoyed hunting, gambling, golfing & was an avid football fan, He was a true gentleman, who loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Cheri of Kiel, seven children: Kristine Dhein, Green Bay, Butch Dhein, Green Bay, Carrie (Kim VanLanen) Rovelli, Kiel, Kyle (Cindy Remiker) Strehlow, Mishicot, Patrick Dhein, West Allis, Danielle Dhein, Chilton, Nicole (Allen) Riesterer, Appleton and grandchildren; Nadine & Joelle Crowley, Cole Dhein, Ethan, Katelyn, Colton & Jackson Riesterer, Erin Dhein, Kiley & Leah VanLanen and great grandson, Adam Alloway Jr. He is further survived by his mother, Mildred Dhein of Kiel, brothers & sisters; Janice (Richard) Fogeltanz, Two Rivers, Nancy (Roger) Wriedt, Madison, Sandy Spradeau, Madison, Elizabeth Scharenbroch (Tom Stahl), New Holstein, Margie (Kevin) Jones, Sheboygan, John Dhein, Green Bay, Jim (Barb) Dhein, Kiel, brothers-in-law, Walt Akright, Arkansas, Brent Baackes, New Holstein, Bradley (Wendy) Baackes, Oostburg, and like a son, Nathan "Tex" Darkow, Kiel, Strehlow family brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and his faithful companion, his dog, Molly.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay (Strehlow) Dhein, son, Todd Strehlow, granddaughter, Destiny Lynn Dhein, brother, Dan Dhein Jr., sister, Carol Akright and brother-in-law, Mike Scharenbroch.

The funeral Mass for Tom will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 413 Fremont St., Kiel with Rev. Loren Nys S.D.S. officiating.

Family and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 11:00 am until 1:45 pm when brief family rites will be held.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.

Tom's family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. David Deubler, Dr. Kumar & his nurse, Carol and the Aurora VNA Hospice for the wonderful care he received.

Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th St., Kiel is assisting the family.

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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Dec. 30, 2012