OREGON-Thomas J. "Tom" Whitmore, age 76, of Oregon, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1938, in Madison, the son of John and Dolores (Buchanan) Whitmore. He was united in marriage to Dottie Dohner on June 15, 1974, in Madison. Tom graduated from Madison West High School, Class of 1956. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1956 until 1960. He was a former employee of G.F. Schmidt and of Anchor Property Management.
In his spare time he enjoyed watching old westerns, the Packers, Badgers and Nascar; going camping in his R.V., taking walks with his beloved dog "Doc", vacationing in the Black Hills of South Dakota and in Wisconsin's Land O' Lakes, going for rides in his Cadillac, riding his John Deere Tractor, trading vehicles, and visiting his "cowboys", Jack and Luke.
Tom is survived by his wife and best friend of 40 years, Dottie; his children, Annette (John Smerlinski) Whitmore and Chris Whitmore; his grandchildren, Sam and Ari Smerlinski and Kayela Whitmore; his sister, Janet Whitmore; his brother, Alan Whitmore; his special brothers-in-law, John (Barb) Dohner and Jim (Suzanne) Dohner; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and father and mother-in-law, Clyde and Virginia Dohner.
A Funeral Service celebrating his life will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Burial with military rites will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Love You More. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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