Thomas Mockert Jr.
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Thomas Mockert Jr.

Sheboygan - Thomas Mockert Jr, 81, of Sheboygan, passed away after complications from Parkinson's Disease, on March 1, 2021, at Sheboygan Senior Community.

Thomas was born on April 16, 1939, to Thomas and Emma (Bertsch) Mockert in Sheboygan. He graduated from Central High School in Sheboygan in 1957. On June 8, 1963, Thomas married Eileen Schneider in Howards Grove. Thomas graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with his bachelor's degree and later with his M.D. He served an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and later his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. After completing his residency, Thomas served as a physician in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1968-1970. After serving his country in the Air Force, Thomas, Eileen, and their family moved back to Sheboygan to begin his medical practice in Internal Medicine. He practiced as an Internist until his retirement in 1994.

Thomas was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. One of his favorite things to do was to get his entire family together. He was a very focused man, whether he was working or playing. He also loved fly fishing, fly-tying, and travelling in the pursuit of trout. He went to the YMCA every weekday, where he developed many close friendships while he was exercising or just chatting. He also enjoyed the fellowship of his bible class every Friday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he and Eileen were members since 1970.

Education was very important to Thomas. He was very dedicated to his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a lifelong Badger fan. He was a member of the first board of directors of Sheboygan Lutheran High School and supported the school in many ways throughout his life. He took great pride in his children's and grandchildren's education, always encouraging them to work hard and succeed.

Thomas will be fondly remembered by his loving wife of 57 years, Eileen; children, Laura Herrmann, Michael (Amy) Mockert, David (Susan) Mockert, Sara (Scott) Heberlein, and Dana (Jeremy) Baalke; grandchildren, Erika and Katie Herrmann; Maya, William, and Olivia Mockert; Sam, Mollie, and Julia Mockert; Sidney and Luke Heberlein; and Trey and Bryn Baalke; sister, Dorothy Kohls; sister-in-law, Joan (Warren) Wunsch; and many other relatives and friends.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Emma; brother-in-law, Carl Kohls; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Norma (Oetling) Schneider.

There will be a private interment prior to his memorial service. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 3:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. The service will be livestreamed from Thomas' obituary page on A public visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at the church. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, including the wearing of face masks and social distancing.

Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheboygan Lutheran High School, or the Salvation Army.

Please visit to leave a message of sympathy for the family.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sheboygan Senior Community who lovingly cared for him over the last 14 months.

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Published in Sheboygan Press from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2021.
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March 3, 2021
It was always a pleasure talking with and working with Tom at the hospital.
I last talked with him on his first admission to Sheboygan Senior Community.
Curtis Hancock MD
March 2, 2021
Eileen and family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Donna and I send our condolences. We will remember Doc as a strong supporter of a fledging Lutheran High. It was a pleasure to work with him.
Ed and Donna Bierbaum
March 2, 2021
Eileen and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences. Tom's was a life well lived to the glory of God and his family! We appreciated his loving care during the time we lived in Sheboygan. A mainstay as we started the ministry of Sheboygan Lutheran High especially in the early years when there were doubters, but not the Mockert family. Thanks for trusting us with your children! It was a privilege to teach and coach them. Thanks for welcoming us as fellow Trinity members and supporting Trinity Lutheran School where our children thrived. I will think of Tom every time I enter SLHS Gym, because I expect to hear him and see him up in the bleachers taking stats. I will think of him every time I cast a Fly into my lake because he gave me many of them. Thank you to Tom and Eileen for being the heads of a family that was a wonderful Christian model for Jan and I as we moved our young family to Sheboygan in 1978. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. In Christ, Bob and Jan Kasten and Family
Bob and Janet Kasten
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