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1968 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Thomas J. Sollmann - Merrimac, age 49, passed away at University Hospital in Madison on Fri. Sept. 29, 2017. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on May 10, 1968 to Adam and Klara (Bandle) Sollmann. He graduated from Mather High School in Chicago; class of 1986. Following High School, he obtained an associates degree and enlisted in the United States Navy. In the Navy he served aboard the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt as an AO -Aviation Ordnance, further services as a SeaBees connected with the aircraft carrier the USS Eisenhower. He retired as a I.T. 1- Internet Tech from the Navy after 25 years of service. Once retired, he moved back to the Merrimac area near the shores of Lake Wisconsin where he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a recognized marksman, and enjoyed playing darts and pool. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. Tom is survived by his father, Adam Sollmann; his mother, Klara (Tony) Kozar; step-mother, Rosemary Sollmann; his brother, Lorenz (Patty) and their children, Lea, Josef, and Jehannah Sollmann; close friends, Shellie (John Jr.) Benish and their boys, Kyle and J.J. and their dog which Tom adored, Clover. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 am on Oct. 28, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Merrimac. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service. Military Honors will be accorded by the Lachmund-Cramer VFW Post 7694. Tom's family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of UW Hospital Neuroscience ICU and his military family for all their care and support at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UW Organ & Tissue Donation, 450 Science Dr., Suite 220, Madison, WI 53711-9135. "Fair winds and following seas." Online condolences may be made at hooversonfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 5, 2017
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