Gordon Thoma(1933 - 2013)

Gordon B. Thoma

Gordon B. Thoma, age 79, of Greenwood, WI, died on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Gordon Bobby Thoma was born on October 29, 1933 on the family farm in Globe, WI the son of Frank Carl and Minnie (Meihak) Thoma. He attended the Globe Grade School and worked on the family farm. On January 7, 1955 he enlisted into the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Fort Lewis, WA. He was discharged as a Private First Class on December 13, 1957. On May 24, 1958 he was united in marriage to Gladys Dux. Gordon farmed with his family and occasionally helped his brother haul canned milk. In 1964 Gordon and Gladys took over the family farm where they resided until the spring of 1991 when they moved to their present residence. Gordon enjoyed spending time in the woods and sawing wood, riding his Gator through the trails, attending auctions, hunting, berry picking, joke telling and spending time in his shop tinkering and making wood crafts for family and friends. Gordon was a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Globe and served as a church officer. He was also a member of the Neillsville American Legion, and the Weston Town Board.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys, five children, Gail (Dan) Lindgren of Loyal, WI, Gloria (Allen) Barrow of Brunswick, GA, Greg (Dawn) Thoma of Neillsville, WI, Gary (Kelly) Thoma of Neillsville, WI and Gina Thoma of Greenwood, WI. Nine Grandchildren, Nate, Tom, Marc, Amber, Luke, Cassandra (Andrew) Ewald, Bob, Katie and Kaitlin, One Great Grandchild, Clara, a sister-in-law, Genevieve Dux and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, George and Bobby, a sister, Irene and a brother-in-law, Louis Dux.

Funeral Services for Gordon will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe, WI. Pastor John Warmuth will officiate. Music will be provided by Karen Hoppa, organist and Dan and Bunny Dux, vocalists. Military Rites will be accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and again from 10:00 a.m., to 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church prior to the service. Interment will be in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers will be Nate Lindgren, Tom Lindgren, Marc Lindgren, Bob Thoma, Luke Barrow and Matt Thoma.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Gordon's family with Funeral arrangements.


Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Apr. 20, 2013