Thomas H. Stigler
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Thomas H. Stigler

Age 87 of Waukesha peacefully passed away on Sept. 5, 2020. He leaves his loving wife, Carol (Hofmann) Stigler. He is also survived by seven children, Patrice (James) Frost; Mark (Sherri) Stigler; Cheryl Beck; Steven (Kel) Stigler; Paula (Joseph) Zupke; Thomas G. (Joan) Stigler; Michael (Jen) Stigler. Further survived by his first wife, Mary (Bax) Munkcsay and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, 10 siblings and two children, Joel T. Stigler, and Brian J. Stigler. He joined the Waukesha Police Department in 1956, promoted to Detective, Sergeant and later to a Lieutenant before becoming the City of Waukesha's 10th police chief from 1979 until his retirement in 1996. Tom was instrumental in creating many youth programs and was active with many organizations in Waukesha County and the State. Visitation Sat., Sept. 19th at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. State Hwy 59, Waukesha, WI 53189 from 10 AM until the 12 noon Mass of Christian Burial. Masks or face coverings are required to enter church. Private burial for family and close friends will be at Prairie Home Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to the charity of the donor's choice. See the complete obituary at

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Sep. 9 to Sep. 10, 2020.
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September 16, 2020
I would like to express my sincere sympathy on the passing of Tom. He was a outstanding police officer as well a great human being. Tom's talents & down to earth personality will be missed. RIP Chief.
Tom V Nettesheim
September 16, 2020
Hi Carol, soo sorry to hear about Tom ! You 2 always made such a nice couple! Diane(Marty’s) friend &client! Nice Nails you take good care of your self if you need anything at all just call!! 12625658518!
Diane Nicholson
September 11, 2020
The easiest going Chief I had the pleasure to serve with. That's not to say I'd want to get on his bad side! Always open minded as to how to resolve a problem. He may not agree but was willing to listen. I think he was a great cop and Chief. My deepest prayers with the family. Be proud what Tom represented. Boy, it would great to have him as Chief today in some jurisdictions. More force was not always the answer, but giving in was never an option. God bless Chief Tom Stigler. It was my honor to serve with him.
Paul Bucher
September 10, 2020
Tom, Joan and family-
Sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cameo and Rick Gayan
Cameo Gayan
September 10, 2020
Tom had a heart of gold. He was a happy and friendly person. He was also the best Pac-Man player! Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Gary & Betty Chan
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