A memorial gathering to celebrate Tom’s remarkable life is currently being planned, with details to be shared among family and friends in the near future.
Thomas J. Plaskey, 77, of Horicon, peacefully passed away on Thursday morning, August 17, 2023, at his cherished home. He was born on May 30, 1946, the beloved son of Julius and Helen (Staudenmaier) Plaskey. Thomas, affectionately known as Tom, TP, and Hotdog, was a graduate of Kewaskum High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Throughout his life, he found fulfillment as a farmer, welder, and dedicated member of the Boilmakers Union.
Tom’s diverse range of hobbies and interests brought him immense happiness. He took pleasure in working on cars, casting his fishing line, tending to his garden, and preserving his bountiful harvest through canning. His feline companion, C-A-T, was a constant source of companionship, perched faithfully on his shoulder. Tom is survived his grandchildren: Brittany Tock-Korslin and Cheveyo Plaskey; and his sisters: Betty Greuel, and especially Louise Plaskey, with whom he shared an unbreakable bond and countless cherished memories.
In addition to his sisters, Tom will be deeply missed by his niece, Annabelle Kelly, who lovingly served as his devoted caregiver during his final months. With unwavering support and boundless compassion, she guided him through his transition into the next phase of life, providing him with comfort and solace. Their profound connection held a special place in his heart. Tom also shared an unbreakable friendship of 15 years with his best friend, Bob Bob Bob, who was always there for him, ready to drop everything at a moment’s notice. Tom’s faithful friend, Fred Albrecht provided him with unwavering support and companionship. He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends who will forever cherish his memory.
Tom was preceded in death by his loving parents, Julius and Helen Plaskey, as well as his beloved son, Jason Plaskey. He also mourned the loss of his sister, Eileen, her husband Delbert Nyhouse, and his brothers Stan and Bernard Plaskey. Additionally, he mourned the loss of his brother-in-law Chester Greuel, as well as his nieces Kelly Plaskey, Paulette Brown, and Barbie Heule, and his nephew Vinny Greuel.
A memorial gathering to celebrate Tom’s remarkable life is currently being planned, with details to be shared among family and friends in the near future. During this time, let us remember Tom for the joy he brought to our lives and the indelible memories we shared with him. His absence will be deeply felt, but his spirit will forever reside in our hearts.