Thomas E. Mole

Thomas E. Mole, 80, passed away on Nov. 20, 2022, at Cedar Grove Gardens in Wisconsin.

Tom was born on Dec. 12, 1941, in Milwaukee to George and Bernice (Gerds) Mole.

He attended Rufus King High School, where he excelled in basketball and football. He graduated from Florida State University with a business degree.

On Aug. 29, 1964, he married Karen Jorgensen at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

Tom worked for Ford Motor Co. and Procter and Gamble, providing opportunities to live in Michigan, New York, Massachusetts and Colorado. He also owned his own real estate company.

Tom was an avid sports fan and coached and cheered at his children’s sporting events.

Tom loved jet skiing in lakes, rivers and oceans.

He was a member of the Random Lake Village Board and Lions Club, and volunteered at the Edison Ford Estate and hospitals in Fort Myers and Milwaukee.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Karen; his three children, Deborah Mole of Anchorage, Alaska, Tom (Ruth) Mole of Random Lake and Christie Mole of Madison; his grandchildren Abigail Mole-Jorgensen of Sun Prairie, Justice and Jubilee Mole-Brown of Anchorage and Violet Mole of Random Lake; his great-grandson Carson Jackson of Sun Prairie; and his sisters Marilyn Thornell and Cheryl (Doug) Ziemann, both of Random Lake.

Nieces, nephews and other family members further survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Steven Erik Mole and daughter-in-law Suzanne Mole.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Random Lake. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m.

A reception at Random Lake Pizzeria will follow the memorial service.

Tom’s family deeply appreciates those who cared for him, including the staff of Songbird Pond, Sheboygan Progressive, Sheboygan Health Services and Cedar Grove Gardens. Their tender loving care will be remembered. A special thank you to Dan Doegnitz of Random Lake for his enduring friendship. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in honor of Tom. Contributions can be made to and the family will select organizations close to Tom’s heart.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family by visiting

Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Plymouth location, is serving Tom’s family.



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