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Arnold "Ole" W. Thone

May 6, 1934 January 29, 2019
Arnold "Ole" W. Thone
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Obituary for Arnold "Ole" W. Thone

Arnold “Ole” W. Thone, age 84, of Tomahawk, WI, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and Ascension Home Care Hospice. Ole was born in Ashland, WI, on May 6, 1934, to the late Alvin and Rose (Yonkovich) Thone. He proudly served in the United States Army National Guard. Ole was married to Alice Liberty in 1955. He was later married to Kathleen Petta; she survives.

Ole spent his younger years in Ashland and moved to Tomahawk in 1949 at the age of 15. He worked for Raymond Lumber Company for 12 years. He was called for active duty during the Berlin Crisis and on his return from duty, he established Ole’s Floor Covering and then Ole’s Building and Remodeling. In his later years, he worked at VanStrydonk Construction where he exhibited his expertise in the woodworking shop. Ole retired at the age of 75. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, stock car racing, watching the Packers, square dancing, and woodworking. Above all, Ole loved spending time with his family. He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his Wife, Kathy Petta;

1 Son, Rick (Tina) Thone;

4 Daughters, Debbie (Andy) Tomaszewski, Terri (Jerry) Pankow, Sherri (Brad) Thomas, Cindy (Brian) Ahrens;

6 Grandchildren, Craig (Sabrina), Heather (Chris), Nicholas, Kylee (Tom), Jennifer (Josh), and Cody;

10 Great-Grandchildren, Yvonne, Lara, Chase, Madilynn, Taylor, Braylyn, Huxley, Lawsyn, Ariana, Jace;

1 Brother, Ron (Annie) Thone;

2 Sisters, Nancy Johnson, and Georgianna (Byron) Bluse;

His Sister-in-Law, Carole Thone.

Ole is further survived by Kathy’s Children, Sue (Mark) Florence, and Deb (Todd) Koth; Grandchildren, Matt, Dan (Hope), Maura, and Murphy; and 1 Great-Grandson, Theo.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Alvin and Rose; his Brothers, Aldon, Harland, and Ray; and his Sisters, Sharon and Marlene.

Funeral Services with Military Honors for Arnold “Ole” Thone will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 7:00 PM, at Generations Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for Visitation from 5:00 PM until the time of Services at 7:00 PM. Pastor Sherrie Miskinen will officiate. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in the spring.


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Visitation

Friday

1

Feb

5:00 PM 2/1/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/1/2019 7:00:00 PM
Generations Funeral Home & Crematory

1400 N 4th St
Tomahawk, WI 54487

Generations Funeral Home & Crematory
1400 N 4th St Tomahawk 54487 WI
United States

Service

Friday

1

Feb

7:00 PM 2/1/2019 7:00:00 PM
Generations Funeral Home & Crematory

1400 N 4th St
Tomahawk, WI 54487

Generations Funeral Home & Crematory
1400 N 4th St Tomahawk 54487 WI
United States

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Location

Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

Tomahawk, WI 54487

Tomahawk 54487 WI
United States
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