Thomas R. Marx
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Thomas R. Marx, age 71 of Shawano, passed away Tuesday, March 05, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on December 2, 1941 in Appleton, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Kamps) Marx. On October 15, 1971 he was united in marriage to Carol Schultz in Oshkosh. She preceded him in death on September 12, 2004. Thomas was a retired Iron Worker and member of the Local 8 Union. In his younger years he was an avid skydiver and stock car racer. In more recent years, he played on a pool league and enjoyed spending time at The Lighthouse. Tom was a jack of all trades and took pleasure in helping neighbors and friends with their household projects.
Thomas is survived by: his son, Craig (Christina) Marx of Oshkosh; and his daughter, Gretchen (Travis) Burns of Winneconne. He is further survived by his beloved 6 grandchildren whom he gave special nicknames to from the day they were born, Samantha "Roy Boy", Grace "Amy Moses" and Alex "Hans" Marx, Bryce "Clem", Callie "Suzy" and Evelynn "Bridget" Burns. Also surviving are his 2 brothers, Bob (Sandy) Marx of Shawano and Jack Marx of Appleton.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill in Shawano from 1-5pm. The Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Uncle Bob and Aunt Sandy, Uncle Tom and Aunt Nancy, and Dad's buddy, Dan for everything they have done during this difficult time. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Mortara, Patti and the hospice nurses for the wonderful care given to Tom.
SWEDBERG FUNERAL HOMES
518 W FIFTH ST SHAWANO, WI 54166-2308
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 6, 2013