Thomas L. Dinkel, age 53, of Siren, WI, formerly of Beaver Dam, died suddenly from a heart attack on Monday, February 18, 2013.
A memorial gathering will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 511 S. Spring Street in Beaver Dam on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at church beginning at 12:00 Noon. Fr. Michael J. Erwin will officiate. Inurnment will be at St. Peter”s Cemetery.
Thomas was born on June 25, 1959 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Dale and JoAnn (Carr) Dinkel. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1977 and from UW Oshkosh in 1982. Tom served for the State of Wisconsin as a Probation and Parole Officer in Siren, Wisconsin and retired in 2009. Tom was an avid sports fan; he played both high school football and four years at UW Oshkosh. After his playing days, Tom loved to watch his nephews play high school football and he also followed UW Whitewater Warhawks football where his brother is the offensive coordinator. Tom loved art and was partial to Native American artifacts. He also enjoyed being at Wild Rose sitting by the fire pit and was always willing to start a fire and grill out.
Survivors include his parents, Dale and JoAnn Dinkel, Beaver Dam; two brothers, Robert (Kris) Dinkel, Wausau, and Stephen (Cathi) Dinkel, Jefferson; one sister, Mary Beth (nee Dinkel) Jeske, New Berlin; one sister-in-law, Lori Dinkel, Madison; two nephews, Vince and Jake Dinkel; four nieces, Anna, Jenna and Kaitlin Dinkel, and Kennedy Jeske; special cousins, Debbie Harder, Mary Lalley and Sue St. Pierre; special friends Bill and Norma Dorn; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; one sister, Sheree Ann Dinkel, and two brothers, Michael D. Dinkel and James J. Dinkel.
If desired, memorials may be made in Thomas Dinkel”s name to St. Katharine Drexel Parish or School, or to the American Heart Association.
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Friday, March 1st, 2013, 10:00am – 12:00pm, St. Katharine Drexel Spring St. Church-Beaver Dam
Friday, March 1st, 2013, 12:00pm, St. Katharine Drexel Spring St. Church-Beaver Dam
St. Peter’s Cemetery-Beaver Dam