Thomas David Modjewski



Thomas David Modjewski, 83, of Cedar Grove, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.
Thomas was born on Dec. 29, 1934, in Bessemer, Mich., to Stanley and Mary (Beissel) Modjewski.
He attended Mosinee High School.
Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956.
On May 11, 1957, he married the love of his life, Karen Andersen, in Wausau. She preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 2017.
Thomas was employed at Pabst Brewery for 25 years and was the driving force behind the creation of Day or Nite Express Inc., the business owned by his wife and daughter.
Thomas was a member of the St. John XXIII Catholic Parish in Port Washington.  
He loved driving and enjoyed woodworking, hunting, gardening, watching boxing, learning about history and keeping up on current events.
Thomas is survived by his son Thomas Richard (Pacita) Modjewski Jr. of Cedar Grove; three daughters, Kari (Raymond) Schicker of West Bend, Dawn (Steve) Wood of Belgium and Debbi (John) Wishman of Oostburg; 14 grandchildren, Ryan (Jennifer) Schicker, Brent (Janel) Schicker, Tanya (special friend Joshua Johnson) Schicker, Timothy Modjewski, Erin (Jeff) Satterburg, Adam (special friend Jessica Montenero) Wood, Emili (Jonathan) Butrin, Ashley (Todd) Schwarten, Sara (Andrew) Bemman, Anna (Jeff) Schmit, Melissa (Carlos) Hernandez-Rewolinski, Brittney (special friend Danny Lueptow) Schnur, Brandon Wishman and Briana Wishman; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward (Faye) Glatczak; and three sisters, Frances Lang, Patricia (Harland) Krueger and Rose Groshek. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Karen; two great-grandchildren, Gemma Schwarten and Todd Michael Schwarten; one brother, Michael (Maxine) Modjewski; two sisters, Estelle (Norman) Falkowski and Theresa (Jerry) Topczewski; parents-in-law Richard and Mary Andersen; three brothers-in-law, Reuben Lang, Ambrose Groshek and Robert Andersen; and one sister-in-law, Eleanore (Ervin) Walkowski.
A funeral service to celebrate Thomas' life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 8846 County Rd. C, Wittenberg, with Father Augustine Bentil officiating.
Burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau.
Relatives and friends may greet the family at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from 3 to 6 p.m and again on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at the church from 11 a.m. until the service at 12:30 p.m.
A memorial fund is being established in his name.
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The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, especially Rhonda Scholten, for all of their care and compassion they gave to Thomas.
Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg, (920) 564-2771, is serving the Modjewski family with arrangements.




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