Fitchburg/Stoughton-Thomas Dichraff, age 73, of Fitchburg passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Friday, May 23, 2014 due to bone marrow issues and resulting blood disorders.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta, sons, Aric (April) of Madison and Britton of New Port Richey, Florida; sister, Jean Ehlert (Ken Blumke), sister-in-law, Esther Dichraff, both of Fond du Lac, and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was born on May 27, 1940 in Merrill, Wisconsin, the son of William Sr. and Hattie Dichraff. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, William Jr., and sister, Sandra Nehmer. Tom worked for the State of Wisconsin in a variety of positions and locations before retiring in 1997. A busy retirement included travel, volunteer jobs, hobbies, outdoor recreational activities and much reading. He led a very active life. Tom was a member of First Lutheran Church of Stoughton, Wisconsin.
The family will be hosting a celebration of life for Tom on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Monona, Wisconsin from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Family and friends are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the charity or organization of your choice. Tom was a supporter of the League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resource Foundation.
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