Obit: Froeba, Thomas R. (1929 - 2011)


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Surnames: Froeba, Bauer, Gregory, Finn, Smazal, Graffunder

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 01/20/2011

Froeba, Thomas R. (30 JUL 1929 - 17 JAN 2011)


COLBY -- Thomas R. Froeba, 81, of Colby, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the House of the Dove Home in Marshfield.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Loyal.

A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and also at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Thomas was born July 30, 1929, to Clarence and Loretta (Bauer) Froeba in Loyal. He attended Loyal schools and went on to proudly serve his country in the Army during the Korean War. Tom was joined in marriage Oct. 7, 1953, to his wife, Donna Gregory, at St. Anthony's Church in Loyal. He was a semitruck driver for Packaging Corp. of America.

Tom was a member of the VFW Post 2227 in Colby, the National Rifle Association and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed farming, deer hunting and shaking dice, particularly 6-5-4, with his friends. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Donna, of Colby; his children, Daniel (Robin) Froeba of Colby and Bonnie (the Rev. William) Finn of Dale; his grandchildren, Kari (Tim) Smazal, Amy Froeba, Sara Graffunder and Rebecca, Billy and Tommy Finn; and his great-grandchildren, Brooke, Dylan, Ashlyn, Gabryelle, Lukas, Lillyn and John.

Tom is further survived by his brother, Ronald (Kathy) Froeba of Loyal; and his sisters, Viola (Alfred) Uhlig of Abbotsford, Kitty (Stub) Grambort of Abbotsford, Nancy (Jim) Steinbach of Loyal, Sandra (Jerry) Noeldner of Loyal and Marciel (Lynn) Russell of Greenwood.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Loretta; two brothers, Herb Froeba and Raymond Froeba; and sister, Evelyn Froeba.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to . 



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