Tom McNally, age 68, passed away unexpectedly in Sawyer County on Sunday morning, July 22, 2012. Tom was born in McHenry, Illinois on November 5, 1943, son of the late Robert and Cecilia McNally. He grew up in nearby Fox Lake, Illinois and graduated from Grant High School in 1961. He attended the University of Upper Iowa where he received his Bachelor's Degree, and in 1970 received his MBA from Northern Illinois University. On May 20, 1972, he married Peggy June Ward in Kansas City, Missouri. The couple was blessed with three children. Over the years, Tom held a few positions, including sales positions at Neenah – Menasha Ford and Bergstrom Automotive, but for the past ten years had worked as a Project Manager at Security Luebke Roofing.
Tom is survived by his loving wife: Peggy McNally of Menasha; three children: Leah McNally of Green Bay; Michael McNally of Appleton; and Kathryn (Eric) Kuenn of West Allis. Their son, Grayson, was the apple of Grandpa's eye. He is also survived by two brothers: Robert (Donna) McNally of Kentucky and Dennis McNally of DeLand, Florida; two sisters: Mary Britz-Koenig of DeLand, Florida and Bernadette (Steve) Britz-Parker of DeLand, Florida; his father-in-law: Ernest Ward of Raymore, Missouri; and Peggy's siblings: Susan (Larry) Kreider of Orlando; Nancy (Ed) Van Gulick of Kansas City; Ruth (Ron) Chance of Belvidere, Illinois; and David (Laura) Ward of Adrian, Missouri. There are also twenty-two nieces and nephews and twenty-six great-nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his father: Robert McNally; his mother: Cecilia Hank Britz; his step-father: Ben Britz; his mother-in-law: Marilee Hill Ward; and a nephew: Philip Van Gulick.
A funeral service for Tom will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2012 at APPLETON ALLIANCE CHURCH, 2693 W. Grand Chute Blvd. in Appleton with Rev. Dennis Episcopo officiating. Visitation will take place directly at the church on Friday afternoon from 2:00 PM until the time of the service at 4:00 PM.
Everyone will remember Tom as a practical jokester with the ability to make people smile and feel comfortable. He enjoyed camping with friends and playing golf. His goal was to shoot a golf score of 80 when he reached the age of 80. Tom loved the Lord and enjoyed spending time in the Word with his church family and friends. Family was his number one priority. “Poppa” will be especially missed by his grandson Grayson, who he called his “Little Buddy.”
Wichmann Funeral Home
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Appleton, WI 54911
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