Thomas M. Maier
Thomas M. “Tommy” Maier age 61, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Agrace HospiceCenter in Fitchburg after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on June 20, 1955 in Madison to Earl and Doris (Wagner) Maier. He earned his bachelors degree from the UW-Madison and was a substitute teacher for many area schools. At one time Tommy owned and operated Maier Auto Shop in Columbus. His love of classic cars kept him tinkering with them through the years. Tommy operated the Maier family farm near Marshall where he enjoyed caring for his animals. His faith in God was paramount. He was an active member St. Jerome Parish in Columbus and served in many ways including mowing the grounds. His life-long love of music, whether singing in a choir or from the heart as a soloist or guitarist, was how he showed his faith. Later, Tommy became an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rio. Tommy was a man who would help others in need. He was rich in friends and deeply loved his family, especially his grandchildren and times spent fishing with them.
Survivors include his mother Doris Maier of Marshall; former wife Brenda Maier of Columbus; one son Thomas (Michelle) of Wyocena; five grandchildren Jordan, Jaelyn, Jada, Jack and Ava; great grandson Noah; one sister Cindy Haas of Waterloo and her children Kyle, Kristopher and Hayley; sister-in-law Theresa (John) Steindorf of Marshall; three brothers-in-law Ray (Tina) Rennhack and Carl Rennhack both of Columbus and Tim Behling of Watertown; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and father. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH in Pardeeville. Rev. Paul Eruva and Rev. Raymond Dischler will concelebrate. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Waunakee. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday at Jensen Funeral & Cremation with a rosary service at 8:00 P.M. and from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or the UW-Cancer Center or Agrace Hospice. A special thanks to cousins Billy Maier and Duane Wagner and Tommy’s medical team and Agrace for their special care.
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