Obit: Much, Thomas O. (1947 – 2018)


Surnames: Much, Florkowski, Turner, Novack, Hoenke, Genisot, DeLong, Hansen

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 20 Jun 2018

Much, Thomas O. (8 FEB 1947 – 18 JUN 2018)

Thomas O. Much, 71, Unity, who was also known as “Butch” to some of his friends, died on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. Rev. Amy Heinz will officiate. Inurnment will follow with military honors provided by Unity American Legion Post #358 and the Colby VFW Post #2227 at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, town of Brighton. Family and friends are welcome from 9 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church.

Thomas was born on Feb. 8, 1947, the son of Ervin and Jean (nee Florkowski) Much in Thorp. He graduated from high school and was enlisted into the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam from 1964-67. On March 20, 1970, Thomas married Linda Turner in Oconomowoc. She preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2012. He worked as an auto mechanic and at United Delco in Milwaukee, Midway Chevrolet in Owen, and Land O’ Lakes in Spencer as a maintenance mechanic for 33 years. Thomas was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, and a member of the Unity American Legion Post #358 and the Colby VFW Post #2227. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and the outdoors.

Thomas is survived by his two children: Chad (Dawn) Much of Spencer and Shelly (John) Novack of Arpin; three grandchildren: Austin Hoernke, Brandon Much and Brody Much; two step-granddaughters: Amy Genisot and Aleasha DeLong; four step-great-grandchildren: William, Donald, Brady and Autumn; three brothers: Jim Much of Milwaukee, Marion (Christa) Much of Rhinelander and Richard (Kathy) Much of Greenwood; a sister, Nancy (Keith) Hansen of Green Bay; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda; and a sister, Patricia.

Family and friends may express condolences online at

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with arrangements. 



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