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Thomas Charles Ciske

February 7, 1956 — January 21, 2024


Thomas Charles Ciske, 67, of Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 21, 2024. 

Thomas was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on February 7, 1956, to Ralph and Elaine (Boushley) Ciske 

On April 21, 1979, Tom married the love of his life, Mary Gloede. They spent many wonderful years together.  

Tom was an avid sports fan and long time Green Bay Packer season ticket holder. He loved his rescue dogs, Buffy, Kasey, Prince, Peaches and Oliver. After Mary, they were his next loves.  

Tom and Mary really enjoyed the activities and friends at Plymouth Rock Campground in Elkhart Lake and vacationing for many years in St. GermainAlways the entrepreneur he loved peddling his “wares” at Plymouth Rock and the rummage sale weekends. He was extremely lucky, and always won any contest he signed up for! 

Tom is survived by his wife, Mary, sister Sharon (Jim) Martin, siblings in law Barbara Ciske, Karen Dorn (Dave), Tom (Mary) Gloede, Bill (Sue) Gloede, Dan Gloede (Dawn), Bob  Gloede (Laurie), Rick (Cindy) Gloede, Laurie (Dan) Dahlke, Pete (Jamie) Gloede, Jen (Tim) Peat, and Sarah (Al) Lacayo, niece and nephews Paul (Mariana) Martin, Valarie (Dale) Lagerman, Daniel Koester (Godson)Mark Koester, Godchildren Taylor Gloede, Sam Vaughn and Liv Lacayo, good friend Ron Smith and many other nieces, nephews, friends and family. 

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Esther, his father and mother-in-law Bud and Carol Gloede, his sister Barbara (Jerry) Koester, brother Joseph Ciske and other friends and family. 

Visitation for Tom will take place at Wichmann Laemmrich Chapel (312 Milwaukee St. Menasha, WI 54952) on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 pmHe will be laid to rest at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sherwood.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to an animal rescue of your choice.


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