Monday, December 8, 2008

Thomas H. Lipke

Thomas H. Lipke, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 8, 2008. Thomas was born in Racine on June 10, 1954, son of Herbert and Arlene (Nee: Reissmann) Lipke.

Tom served in the United States Marine Corps. On October 24, 1992, he was united in marriage to Patricia C. Kadlec. He was employed by Quality Carriers and belonged to the local Teamsters union. Above all he treasured time spent with family and friends. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his children, Katie, Alex and Emily Lipke, Trina, Kris and Dawna Lipke; his former wife, Judith (Nee: Morse) Lipke; and stepchildren, Scott Morse and Randy Wendorf; his three grandchildren, Dustin, Trinity and Angelina; his mother, Arlene Lipke of Mauston, WI; three brothers, Ron (Sara) Lipke, Tim Lipke, John Paul (Nicki) Lipke; two sisters, Debbie (Randy) Ingbretson, Cheri (Bob) Euting; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kim Lipke, Steve Kadlec, Linda (Fred) Melk, Dan Kadlec; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Lipke, and brother, Rodger Lipke.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Brad Van Fossen officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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