Saturday, December 24, 2016


George E. Tom, 78, of Deer Creek, passed away on December 23, 2016 at home. George was born on September 3, 1938 to Edward and Ann Tom. He attended Stetsonville schools. He married Rose Hamm, who survives him, in 1960 in St. Paul, MN. George worked in roofing, carpentry, road construction and most recently as a mechanic at Peterson Construction for 13 years.

In his spare time George enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, making firewood, playing cards, working in his garage, wood working, going to his camper, sleigh rides, and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a member of the Operating Engineers Union and Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.

In addition to his wife George is survived by his children, Kathy Tom of Medford, Laurie (Jeff) Hartwig of Medford, and Jeff (Deb) Tom of Medford; grandchildren, Matt (Billie) Hartwig of Medford, Jason (Andrea) Hartwig of Medford, Rachel (Gary) McCully of Green Bay, Caitlin Fierke of Stetsonville, and Caleb Fierke of Medford;, great-grandchildren Tyler, Rylee, Wyatt, Clayton, and one on the way. George is further survived by his brothers Charles (Sandy) Tom of Medford, Herbert (Linda) Tom of Oklahoma, Phil (Sue) Tom of Westboro; sisters Rose (Alvin) Kloth of Medford, Bernice Cypher of Crivitz, Carolyn (Jerry) Nelson of Hales Corner.

George is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Clarence Tom.

A memorial service for George will be held on Friday, December 30 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville at 11:00 AM with Rev Richard Russow officiating. Visitation will take place at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at