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“My condolences to Tom's entire family. I feel blessed to have known both Tom and Joy. They were both wonderful, caring people. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Sue Mead - Appleton, WI


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“I knew Tom from my years at Thilmany. Tom was a wonderful man and I am pleased to say I knew him. Rest in Peace Tom! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jean Lamers - Eagle River, WI

“Our love and prayers are with in you and your family. We have joy in the knowledge that in the glory of heaven and the peace of the love in the arms...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lenore and Roger Short - WI

“Rest in Peace Tom and enjoy eternity with our Lord and your wife Joy. I enjoyed serving on many church boards with you and was always impressed to...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Patrick Jacklin - Appleon, WI


Thomas Lee Ehlke, 70, of Appleton, WI was called home to heaven to be with his Savior on May 19, 2018 in Appleton. Tom was born in New London, WI to Clarence and Elda (Leisering) Ehlke on April 4, 1948. He went to school at St. Paul Elementary School and graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran High School. He graduated college from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He worked as a Manager of Engineering for Thilmany Pulp and Paper for over 22 years. He married Joy Springstroh on June 13, 1970 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Appleton. He was involved in church work in many different ways and showed Christian love and concern to the people he met. Tom was a Packers' fan and loved fishing, spending many summer days up north with his family. Tom cared less about recognition and praise and more about expressing thankfulness for the ways the Lord blessed him. During difficult days, he continued to find comfort in knowing Jesus’ saving love and that he would continue to be with him always. Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Joy; his parents, Clarence and Elda; and a brother-in-law Wally Weihing. Tom is survived by his children, Scott (Kathie) Ehlke, Kevin (Stephanie) Ehlke, Mark (Mandy) Ehlke, Josh Ehlke, Brett (Lori) Ehlke; Siblings, Kathie Weihing, Bob (Judy) Ehlke, Don Ehlke; Grandchildren, Braden, Emma, Alex; Owen, Oliver, Simeon, Adeline; Melita, Amalie, Matthias; Ian, Aaron, Ella, Olivia. Memorials may be given to the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Annual Scholarship Fund. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 129 S. Mason St, Appleton, WI with Pastor Tom Mielke officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:27-28