Thomas D. Bublitz

Thomas D. Bublitz, age 76, of Saukville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, after a five-year battle with esophageal cancer. He passed away at his home surrounded by family.  

He was born on Oct. 30, 1943, in Port Washington, Wis., to Arthur and Alice (Klug) Bublitz.

On Dec. 27, 1969, he married Janice Kellar at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Newburg.  

Tom and his wife Janice established Bublitz Plumbing and Heating in Waubeka in 1981. Tom was a master plumber and took great pride in the business having been the president of the corporation up until his passing.  

He was also the Waubeka fire chief from 1982 through 1989 and remained an active honorary member.  

Tom loved traveling with his family. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He also enjoyed his Friday and Saturday morning breakfast clubs.

Tom was a proud Pop Pop to his grandchildren and granddogs. They held a special place in his heart. He will be dearly missed by all.   

Tom is survived by his two children, Melissa (Mark) Veenendaal of Wauwatosa and Ryan (Jessica) Bublitz of Saukville; five grandchildren, Maci, Brady, Hannah, Riley and Kylee; two sisters, Marlene Barber and Sharon (Earl) Constien; two sisters-in-law, Donna (Paul Maechtle) Schubert and Yvonne (Gene) Morauski; and  two brothers-in-law, Myron (Linda) Kellar and Marvin Kellar.  

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his wife Janice Bublitz and brother-in-law William Barber.  

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 623 Congress St., Newburg, with the Rev. Kurt Schaser officiating.  

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home, 1600 West Grand Ave., Port Washington, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, from 4  to 8 p.m. and at the church from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Tom will be laid to rest with his wife Janice at St. John’s Cemetery, Newburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Horizon Hospice, or the Froedtert Hospital Foundation,  

Tom’s family extends a special thank you to Dr. Mooney and his staff for the exceptional care provided. Also, a special thank you to Horizon Hospice, especially nurses Tammy and David, for the care and compassion they provided Tom and his family.  

Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to serve the family.  

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