Thalmas L. "Tom" Rappley
Two Rivers - Thalmas L. "Tom" Rappley, age 99, of Two Rivers, died peacefully on Saturday morning, January 30, 2021, at Meadow View Assisted Living, Two Rivers.
Thalmas was born on May 13, 1921, in Rhinelander, a son of the late Joseph and Ella (Hendricks) Rappley. Tom served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On January 9, 1981, he married Dorothy Basken in Rhinelander. Tom was an assembler at Hamilton Mfg. Co. for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building and working with wood and cooking.
Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Rappley of Two Rivers; daughter: Lila Friedenberger of Arizona; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He is further survived by his stepsons: David (Shirley) Basken and Mark Basken and special friend, Bonnie; stepdaughters: Annette Kobriger, Barb (Dave) Schultz and Brenda Provot and special friend, Kenny Hoffenroth; special niece and nephew: Jean and Wally; along with other relatives. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son: Michael; two grandsons; former wife: Violet Rappley; two brothers and two sisters.
According to Tom's wishes, no formal service will be held.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dejamartin.com
Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Tom's family extends a special thank you for the special care given by the staffs of Meadow View Assisted Living and Sharon Richardson Community Hospice.
Published by Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2021.