Obit: Gebert, Thomas Lee (1938 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Burghaus, Gebert, Holmes, Laughlin, Markow, Martz, Suppman

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford & Rib Lake, WI) 12/09/2017

Gebert, Thomas Lee (8 FEB 1938 - 6 DEC 2017)

Thomas Lee Gebert, 79, of Medford, passed away December 6, 2017 at the home he was born in, surrounded by his family, and under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

Tom was born February 8, 1938 to John B. and Anna T. (Suppman) Gebert. He attended Holy Rosary Grade School, Medford High School, graduating in 1956. He graduated from NTC Wausau in 1958. He then went on to work for Pries and Ruesch Service Station, Jim Werner Bus Garage and Krug’s Bus Garage. He then became building and grounds director for the Medford Area School District.

On January 25, 1964, he and Donna were married at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Tom was a star football player in high school, curler at the Medford Curling Club, Assistant Chief of the Medford Volunteer Fire Department for twenty years, Medford Area School Board for twelve years, and Medford City Council. He was so pleased to have seen his goal of having the new city pool built for the children. In his retirement, he enjoyed his time working for Enerquip in Medford. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports; he was an avid Packer and Brewers fan. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his wife Donna of Medford, Daughters: Anne (Rich) Burghaus, Jane (Tom) Holmes, Susan (Wayne) Markow all of Medford, Grandchildren: Emily (Josh Laughlin) Burghaus, Ben (Sara) Burghaus, Travis Markow, Justin Markow, Rachel Markow, Jack Holmes, Grace Holmes, Lily Holmes, Great Grandchildren: Mayson Laughlin and Charlie Thomas Burghaus.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Sister Dora Martz and Brothers John, Herbert and Robert Gebert.

Per Tom’s request, cremation rites have been accorded, and a private graveside service will be held in the Spring of 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

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