Thomas D. Weede
1929 - 2016
Walsh Funeral Home Inc
143 Lake St
Roscommon, MI
Weede, Thomas D.

Thomas Donald Weede, age 86, of Roscommon, Michigan died July 30, 2016. Tom was born Oct. 12, 1929 in Traverse City, MI to William Walter and Toinie Dagmar (Altonen) Weede. He married Lucinda "Cinna" Smith on April 20, 1957 in Grosse Isle, MI. He served in the US Army from 1947-1948 reaching the rank of Corporal. He graduated with a Bachelors degree from Central Michigan University and a Masters Degree from Michigan State University. Tom taught Physical Education, Shop, Drivers Education and coached football, wrestling, basketball and other sports in Menasha, the Michigan communities of Boyne City, Addison, Houghton Lake and for 23 years at Roscommon High School, retiring in 1996. He and his wife, Cinna, owned and operated the Bushel Basket in Roscommon from 1981-2000. Tom loved working with and inspiring young people. Spending time at Alodon, fishing and being in the woods were some of his favorite things to do. He was a member of the Houghton Lake Elks and the Michigan Sports Sages. He is survived by his children, Tom (Julia) Weede, Jr. of Indianapolis, IN, Barb (Keith) Falkenhagen of Freeland, MI, and Greta (Mike) Compton of Cape Coral, FL; daughter-in-law, Tracy Weede of Owosso, MI; grandchildren, Sarah and Joe Falkenhagen and Cameron Weede; brother, Bill (Betty) Weede of San Jose, CA; sister-in-law, Jackie Tompkins-Weede of Traverse City, MI; 7 nieces and 6 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cinna; son, Steven Weede and brother, Bud Weede. The family will receive friends on Wed. from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at Walsh Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held 3:30 PM Sat., Sept. 17 at the CRAF Center, Roscommon. Memorials may be made for a fund to be established to honor Tom's commitment to sports through the Roscommon County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 824, Roscommon, MI 48653 or to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1605 Concentric Blvd., Suite 3, Saginaw, MI 48604. Arrangements by Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon (989-275-3600).

Published by Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 2, 2016.
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Tom, or Mr Weede, as I referred to him as, was my next door neighbor while I was living with the Gardey family during the international Rotary exchange program in 1979. Tom always made me feel welcomed, along with his family, who I shared some great times with. He was a big old bear, that used to scare me, but as I got to know him, realised that he was just a big old softy, who enjoyed a beer & a good laugh. RIP Tom.
Peter Kift
August 26, 2016
Mr. Weede was an icon of my high school years...gruff exterior but kind heart. He impacted hundreds of lives.
Lin Morgenstern
August 8, 2016
My condolences to the family. Tom was an awesome man. I first met him when I moved to Roscommon in 1977 as a freshman. I have lots of memories of Tom. But wanted to share one story. In gym class I was not much of one to do physical activity and we would have to run. I was always at the back and the last one but Mr Weede would come to the back grab my hand and run me to the front of the line telling me I could do it. He did this every class I had with him. After high school I got to visit with him often by going to his business to buy my landscaping stuff and he would come into Rite Aide where I worked to shop and visit as well! He truelly will be missed! Prayers to the family!
Mary Rennier (Dippre)
August 4, 2016
Thoughts, prayers, and hugs to friends and family of Mr. Weede.
Carrie Schaub
August 4, 2016
Barb, a voice from way back...I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. May your memories soothe your loss.
Kathy Heuring Ottman
August 3, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to the family. I had him for gym in high school. He pushed me to do my best. Great man will be missed
candy weller
August 3, 2016
Rip Coach....Your class was always best part of the day! He always had a great sense of humor and a kind word for everyone and he deeply cared about his students. He taught me how to tape up my shins so that I could keep going and instilled that never quit attitude in me and every kid he coached. We are all lucky and better off for having known such a great person. My sincerest condolences,Kim Klein
Kim Klein
August 3, 2016
I had Tom as a gym teacher in high school gym class in Roscommon. One of the few people who ever called me "Bobby!"
I worked for him and Cinna a few years part time at the Bushel Basket. They were great people to work for.
Two wonderful people who would do anything for you.
Glad I got to know you both.
You're truly going to be missed by many!
Robert Mathy Jr.
August 2, 2016
Many good memories of Mr. Weede. Rest in peace. My prayers go out to the Meede family
Tom Knyzewski
August 2, 2016
Mr. Weede was my high school gym teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
August 2, 2016
Mr. Weede was one of the kindest teacher I have ever known........even though I refused to dress out or participate in gym.....for the entire year I might add......he was never mean or upset with me.....(didn't pass me either but... :D Gym just wasn't my thing....but Mr Weede was my kinda guy.....always kind and understanding.
If you're lucky you find one or two teachers in your lifetime that you really really like......Mr Weede was one of those teachers for me. Later on when I began a family of my own I'd stop to see him and buy my vegetables at the Bushel Basket where I could always find a good chat and a smile from Mr Weede.
A one of a kind man that will always be cherished and missed.
Julie Bunn- Hamina
August 2, 2016
One great man! He will sure be missed and remembered very fondly by all the young people he mentored and taught. Rest in peace Coach!!!!
Marcella McKinstry (Henning)
August 2, 2016
I played football under Coach Weede, at Menasha High, i remember all the games & practices we had & happy times. He was a great coach!
Bob Weber (class of '65)
Bob Weber
August 2, 2016
Mr. Weede was a BIG part of our teen years. Few people knew that Tom and Dad were 2/3rds of the original "Tom Dick & Harry" while at CMU. Along with Harry Moore, the friendships lasted the length of each man's life. Now they're having a beer in the End Zone. Bless their hearts.
Caryn (Torongo) Cleland
August 2, 2016
Never had Mr. Weede for any classes but saw him all the time in the halls of Menasha High(class of 65). He was a mans man and from what I was told a good teacher.
Prayers to the family and hold all the memories close to your heart.
Diane Coniff-Gullickson
August 2, 2016
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