Passed away on September 12, 2021 at the age of 85. Tom was born on January 12, 1936 in Appleton to Peter and Marie (Wydeven) Bootz. Tom was joined in marriage to Margaret “Maggie” Nemecek on November 1, 1985 in Appleton. Tom proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Tom later was employed at the U.S. Postal Service and then as a Revenue Agent Manager in the IRS.
Tom had his pilots license and flew with his family for pleasure. Tom also enjoyed golfing with his son and friends. Tom attended his Sunday morning “church” at Club 47 with his buddies Jack and Dick. Tom also enjoyed sitting around a bonfire, having cocktails with family and friends, especially his nephews. Tom and Maggie went to breakfast everyday at the Seven Angels next to their favorite slot machine. Tom and Maggie also enjoyed numerous trips to local casinos. Tom read the newspaper every day from his favorite chair where he watched the wildlife.
Tom is survived by his wife of 36 years Margaret “Maggie”, children Randy (Julie) Bootz, David (Tina) Bootz, and Vicki (Jeff) Mayer and Jeff (Beth) Saunders, Debbie (Bob) Hintz, and Terry (Paul) Gruett, grandchildren Jenny (Chad) Henson, Kayleigh (Trevor) Mayer, Kyle (Danielle) Mayer, Abby (Aaron) Anderson, Bryn (Matt) Saunders, Paige (Ben) Hui, Chad (Robbyn) Stanley, Tony (Katie) Stanley, Kayla (Nate) Fink, Mitchell (Ana) Hintz, great grandchildren Chayse, Willow, Chris, Alex, and Bennett. Tom is further survived by his former spouse Rosie Knoll, members of the Hietpas and Brock families and other family and friends.
Tom is preceded is death by his parents and his sisters Dorothy (the late Don) Hietpas and Harriet (the late Gene) Brock.
Funeral services for Tom will be held on Friday September 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street. Memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the time of services. Private interment at St. John Cemetery in Little Chute. In lieu of flowers, a memorial to a charity of your choice in Tom’s memory is appreciated.