Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pegged out: Thomas Michael Giebel Sr... cribbage player

From fdlreporter.com:

Surrounded by his family, Tom died of pancreatic cancer at home, Monday Dec. 8, 2008, at the age of 76. He now rests safely in the hands of God.

Tom was the beloved husband of 54 years to Nancy L. (nee Kuehnl); proud and loving father of Jo Ann (Edward) Simmons, Kathleen (Peter) Puck, Thomas Jr. (Marie), the late Susan, Margaret, Martha, Nancy (Gregory) Allard, Daniel (Christine) Giebel.

Tom was a grandfather who could fix anything, and always had a joke, a lesson, and a hug for: Joseph, Alexandra, Nathan and Anna Simmons, Michael, Elizabeth and Andrew Puck, Nicholas, Johanna, Adam, Benjamin and Elena Giebel, Daniel Louis and George Giebel-Ruiz, Christopher, Caroline and Megan Allard, Lauren and Christopher Giebel. He is also survived by his sister Clara (Roland) Schiefelbein; his brothers, James (Patricia) and Richard (Janet); his brother-in-law, Francis Quackenboss, his sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Bruce) Annunson and Janice (Kevin) Flaherty; his brothers-in-law, James (Elaine) and Michael (Trish).

Tom was preceded in death by his sisters, Imogene (Ray) Titel and Peggy Quackenboss; and brother-in-law, John Kuehnl. He was a special lifelong friend of John Moquin, Ken Boulay, Lee Perrizo and the late Harry Riegert.

Tom was born in Fond du Lac, WI. He served his country in the Marine Corps and graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He was a man of great honor and integrity. He taught his children the value of hard work, patience and perseverance. Tom was always ready for his wife's good meals and a game of cribbage or sheepshead.

Visitation: Visitation will be held at the Schramka-Nero Funeral Home, 3701 E. Layton Ave., Cudahy, on Friday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. Family and friends may also call from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Nativity of the Lord Parish, 3672 E. Plankinton Ave., Cudahy.
Services: A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at Nativity of the Lord Parish. Entombment will follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
Since Tom highly valued the Catholic education his children received, in lieu of flowers, memorials to the Angel Scholarship Fund through Nativity of the Lord Parish would be appreciated.

Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our heart.

The Schramka-Nero Funeral Home of Cudahy has been entrusted with Tom's arrangements and is assisting the family. Additional information available at (414) 744-6730.

Original article here.

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