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“Thinking of you Dawn. I will always remember Tom as a kind and genuine person. His kindness made the world a better place!!! ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Woldt - Little Chute, WI

“So sad to see this. Friends should keep a closer touch with each other. Tom and Dawn were great people. No more suffering. RIP Tom. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Larry Thull

“Dawn, Dan and family's. Condolences to both of your family's. I remember when we worked together at the Red Owl. God bless you all. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Kuchelmeister - Fort Worth, TX

“So sorry to hear of your loss Dawn and family. I'm sure the memories to keep with you are plentiful. Peace to all of you. Ginny Huss Recla ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Ginny Recla - Kaukauna, WI

“Dawn I'm so sorry for your loss.God bless you and your family ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Connell

“I worked with Tom years ago, a very kind man whom I enjoyed talking to and working with. May he rest in peace. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Matt Price - Bear Creek, WI

“Dawn and family, My condolences in the lose of a truly wonderful man. I remember him always ready to go hunting or fishing, teaching his children...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ginny Holbrook

“To the Killian family; Tom will always be remembered as one of the best there ever was, a great man. My locker and Toms were next to each other, I...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Ludvigsen - Appleton

“Sincere sympathys to all the Killian family and friends. Shari (Dyer) DeSchutter ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Shari DeSchutter

“I will always remember Tom as strong, fearless and able to conquer anything. I'm thankful for all he taught my son as he grew up, the walks in the...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Carol

“Don & I extend our sincere sympathy to Dawn and the family. He put up a brave fight and now is at peace and reunited with his loved ones in heaven. ...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Geenen - Appleton, WI

“Sorry to hear of your loss Connie. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Schommer - Kaukauna, WI

“Rest in God's loving arms, Tom?? Liz ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Liz Mezera

“Dawn so sorry for your loss. Marlene Johnson ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear this Dawn. Years ago, when there was an open house at the mill, Tom went out of his way to show me around and talk to me like no years...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: sue rosenthal - navarino, WI

“Our sincere condolences to you Dawn , and your family. A life well lived, and loved by all. Pat &a Fred Hietpas ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

Tom's next duty station. “Semper Fi Marine. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Lace - Neenah, WI

“Rest in peace Tom. You put up a good fight but the Lord wanted you in heaven. We all have such wonderful memories of you and we will hold them...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Janet R. DeYoung

“I am so sorry to hear of his passing! My condolences from me & and my family! ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Alyson


Thomas M. "Tom" Killian, 76, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Cherry Meadows. Tom was born on April 26, 1941 to Louis and Augusta (Schmitz) Killian. On October 31, 1964, he was united in marriage to Dawn Oettinger at Holy Cross in Kaukauna. He was a veteran having served in the US Marine Corps. Tom worked at Thilmany for 37 years until his retirement in 2001. He was an outdoor person and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bow hunting, canoeing and biking. Most of all Tom loved hanging out with his grandchildren and the memories they made will be cherished. Tom is survived by his wife Dawn, four children; Christopher (Kari-Ann) Killian, Craig Killian, Kelly (Brian) Blatz, Connie (Bart) Daggett, 8 grandchildren; Kyle, Michael, Alec, Emily, Samantha, Arden, Katie and Cooper, brothers and sisters; Joan (Pete) Gaigg, Charles (Barbara) Killian, Virgil Meulemans, and Daniel (Judy) Killian, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Elaine Killian, Mary Walsh, James Oettinger, Carol (Don) Geenen, Janet (John) Deyoung, Judy Gerrits, and Gail Welter, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; Esther Killian, Frank Killian, Mildred (Joseph) Gokey, Lorraine (Clayton) Van Asten, Carol (Richard) School, and Leo Killian and in-laws; Joseph Oettinger, Thomas Oettinger, and Ron Welter. The memorial service for Tom will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St. Appleton. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to thank Dr Phillips at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology and the loving and compassionate staff at Cherry Meadows.