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Thomas J Laughrin
July 28, 1945 - Dec. 15, 2021
Hilbert, WI
Funeral Service:
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021
12:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021
10:00 am - 11:45 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Thomas J Laughrin
Hilbert, WI

Thomas J. “Tom” Laughrin, age 76, of Hilbert, died on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.  He was born July 28, 1945, in Milwaukee, son of the late Leo “Red” & Mildred “Millie” (Dohr) Laughrin.

Tom honorably served in the United States Navy as a medical corpsman until his Honorable Discharge. It was at this time he began working in Hospitals in Milwaukee before joining  Dr. Paley to establish the first Cardiac cath lab in Green Bay and was instrumental in creating mobile imaging in Northeast Wisconsin.  

He later started the operation of Bellevue Liquor store that took a life of its own and eventually ran the bowling alley in Hilbert known as Tommy’s Village Lanes.  

Community minded, Tom was proud to serve on the Calumet County Board. Tom's next chapter included being a "snowbird" with his best friend Jane in Florida where he enjoyed swimming, golfing, and supplying weather reports back to his family in Wisconsin.

He was a man who enjoyed simple pleasures, like watching the Green Bay Packers, cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers and golfing at Hickory Hills. Tom loved fishing in Canada and looked forward to making the trip each year with his friends.  He always loved telling a great story or a bad joke to anyone who would listen. He'd occasionally find himself in a bit of trouble... that was Tom!

Survivors include his life partner: Jane Rentmeester; children: Shea (Dennis) Greil, John (Kelly) Laughrin; 2 grandchildren: Cooper & Max Greil; his siblings:  Susan Laughrin and Patricia (Scott) DeBrauwere; and his canine companion: Buddy.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  
Tom is preceded in death by his parents;  and his siblings:  Patrick & Timothy Laughrin.

Funeral Service will be at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 am until 11:45 am on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

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Tom started his medical career with my husband in Green Bay. Had to be a big Packer fan to live and work there. So sorry to learn of Tom's passing. My sympathy to his family.

Judi Palay (friend) - Dec. 18, 2021


I was first introduced to bartending at Tommys Lanes in Hilbert. I think he thought I had experience because on day one all he said was there is the beer, soda, and register and started walking out the door. All I said was what if someone orders a drink i don't know. He replied, ask them whats in it and if they don't know they don't need to drink that drink. Also, I said I would never work for naked bowling, well Jane couldn't make it the last year so yup I had to be there. Some things you cannot unsee. Rest in peace Tommy.

Tina Gillis (Employee) - Dec. 17, 2021


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