Thomas Wyman(1938 - 2013)

Wyman, Thomas G.

Thomas G. Wyman, age 74, of 6511 Crest Ridge Ct., Wisconsin Rapids, WI died January 12, 2013 at the Wisconsin Rapids Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Memorial Services are 11:00 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Jim Altman will officiate. Burial in Restlawn Memorial Park. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday from 10:30-11:00 AM.

Tom was born March 29, 1938 in Antigo, WI, the 3rd child of John and Clotilda (Miller) Wyman. After an early childhood at Tunnel City and Tomah, WI, the family moved to Wisconsin Rapids.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, the former Nancy Zimmerman, whom he married on June 14, 1958 in Wisconsin Rapids. Nancy passed away on September 20, 1994.

Tom is survived by his beloved children, John (Julie) Wyman of Wisconsin Rapids, Teresa (Brad) Fleming of Brainerd, MN and Jennifer (Tom) Younger of Wisconsin Rapids. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Erin (Jared) Radermacher, Chris (Andi) Wyman, Katie (Mike) Pane, Cole Younger and Amy (Vaughan) Kubisiak; four great grandchildren, Hayden and Riley Wyman and Melody and Evan Radermacher. Tom is also survived by his brother, Richard (Pat) Wyman of Gold Canyon, AZ and sisters, Barbara Smith of Silver City, MN and Elizabeth (Joel) Sapp of Nekoosa, WI.

Tom attended SS Peter & Paul Catholic School and was a 1956 graduate of Lincoln High School. During his youth he became quite well known as a baseball player in youth leagues, American Legion, Wood County League and high school. During his junior year of high school, he attended a Boston Red Sox tryout camp and was offered a contract, but for high school eligibility, had to decline. The same year he was accompanied by a scout and had two workouts at Milwaukee County Stadium previous to a Braves game. During his senior year, Lincoln High School entered the WIAA baseball tournament for the first time. Tom threw a no hitter against a very good Auburndale team. That same year, he tried out for and became one of the original Silver Sluggers, a program sponsored by the Milwaukee Braves. Tom was selected by the Braves to attend a three week tryout at the minor league camp. Tom was also active as a coach in the local youth baseball programs.

Tom was employed by the State of Wisconsin, Dept, of Natural Resources at the Griffith State Forestry nursery for 37 years, retiring from the position of Labor Foreman after many years of clerical assignments.

Tom was an avid sports fan and a huge fan and follower of the Red Raiders, the Badgers, Brewers and the Packers. He was also an active member of the South Wood County YMCA.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be designated to the Lincoln High School Athletic Program.

"The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Wisconsin Rapids Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Aspirus Hospice Care. Also, the caring staffs at Marshfield Clinic Oncology and Dr. David Crowther, Aspirus Clinic in Wisconsin Rapids."


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 15, 2013