Thomas Strenn, age 71 of Appleton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Tom was born in Green Bay on October 30, 1944, the son of the late Gordon and Della (VanGrunsven) Strenn. He graduated from the Reedsville High School, and on February 25, 1968 married Irene Kersten. She preceded him in death in 2005. For many years, Tom worked as an optician, crafting eyeglasses at Wisconsin Optometric Service in Green Bay.
Tom enjoyed riding motorcycles and the company of his dog King. Travel and watching western movies on TV were also among his favorite things.
He is survived by his six children: Andrew (Naomi) Strenn of Minneapolis; Peter (Jodi) Strenn of Menasha; Paula (Paul) Bonfigt of Kimberly; Luke (Amy) Strenn of Appleton; Matthew (Kristi) Strenn of Appleton; and Michael (Teresa) Strenn of Combined Locks. His grandchildren are Christopher, Caleb, Hope, Payton, John, Michaela, Aaron, Olivia, Megan, Alexa, Ryder, Adelynn, Tessa, Amara, Adler, Arden, Dawn, David, Wyatt, and Walter. Tom also has two sisters: Kathy Breider and Sheryl (Jacob) Jacobson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Irene in 2005, a brother Sam Strenn, and a brother-in-law: Jim Breider.
A funeral service for Tom will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, Janaury 23, 2016 at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha, with Pastor Larry Creamer officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Greenleaf. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service.