Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thomas William Kiley

Thomas W. Kiley, 68, passed away unexpectedly on March 25, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital following a brief illness.

Thomas William was born in Racine to the late Manton and Jessie (nee: Rosinski) Kiley on April 3, 1941, and lived in Racine his whole life. In Gautier, Mississippi, he was united in marriage to Lyn Belden on December 27, 1969.

Mr. Kiley was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church. He was a member of the Royal Order of the Moose, Lodge No. 437. Mr. Kiley retired from S.C. Johnson & Son in 1992, and then worked for Cooper Industries until 1999 and for Omni, Inc. until 2007.

Tom was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 25 years, serving on Troop 161 committee for nearly 20 years and serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster up to the time of his death. Tom’s primary focus was to help young scouts achieve the rank of First Class, which he truly loved. Many scouts will remember him as the person who taught them how to tie their first knots, do basic first aid and get their feet wet. Tom was also active in council and district positions over the years. He served on the District Jamboree committee and attended the National Jamboree in 1993. He also served on the District Advancement committee and as a Commissioner.

Tom is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lyn; his son, Phillip W. (Tammi) Kiley; two sisters, Lillian (Val) Pawlowski and Diane (Michael) Dunk; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Manuel and Janet (Roger) Robichaux; one brother-in-law, William (Kathie) Belden; his mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Belden; two aunts, Jody Belden and Helen Karwowski; many relatives and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Manton and Jesse Kiley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., on Monday, March 29, 2010, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the Wilson Funeral Home on Sunday evening, March 28, 2010, from 5 until 7 p.m. and at the church on Monday morning from 10 until the time of Mass. Memorials made to Troop 161 Family Account or St. Rita’s Catholic Church will be appreciated.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

1 comment:

Barb Kovats Tuttle said...

Lyn and family - I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. You have my prayers during this difficult time.