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.