Thomas E. Vik
November 12, 1951 - November 16, 2008
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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Hwy 47 North of Mackville
Town of Center, WI 54913
Thursday 11/20, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Lutheran Cemetery
N2749 French Road
Appleton, WI 54913
Friday 11/21
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
Hwy 47 North of Mackville
Town of Center, WI 54913
Friday 11/21, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Thomas Edward Vik was born November 12, 1951, and joined his Savior victoriously on November 16, 2008, the same day as the Lutheran church celebrated Saints Triumphant. Tom was a great man. By all standards he was successful. However, Tom's reason for success is much different than what most would think. His success was based…

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Jon M. Peterson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pat, Andrea, Karyn & Matthew: I read with great sadness about the passing of your husband/father. I don't know if he was ill and this was a blessing, or if it was sudden. Your obit for Tom was a great tribute, and a joy to read. Yet I know firsthand the loss that we who are left behind do feel. May God grant you His special comfort and blessings in the days ahead, JP
Betty West left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pat and family, God bless you with his healing love. Please find comfort,strength and peace in knowing others care as you are remembered in every thought and prayer. Lee and Betty West
Angela Reader left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pat, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathies, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May Tom live on in all of your hearts and memories.
Allen Mundt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Let me share my deepest condolences to the entire Vik family. For those who do not know or may not remember, Tom and I first met in college, where we became friends and fraternity brothers. He was best man at our wedding, and that may be the best way to describe and remember Tom: "The Best Man". I remember Tom being an individual of good humor and someone you could really depend on. College meant a lot of things to a lot of people, and to some of us it meant a lot of freedom and foolishness. That was not true of Tom. He was a good student and a good friend. He was a man of deep and abiding faith and devoted to his family. He also served our Country in the military for a time. Our ways parted as I entered the military and our lives were marked by travel and holidays far from home. I regret not having done a better job of staying in touch or getting together, but that is all past. What I do remember is that Tom was grounded, down to earth, loyal and a valued friend. We did not always need to see each other to know that. No simple words can help at a time like this, and in our own way Bonnie and I are grieving with you. And, as there are those of us here, who must say goodbye, there is another place - heaven - where there are joyful reunions already in progress. This is the place where Tom - the Husband, the Dad and the friend - will be waiting for us to cross at our appointed day. The last year or so the earth has been a hard place, as Tom battled the limitations of this earthly shell. I am comforted to know that Tom now sees the face of our Heavenly Father. I wish I could come up this week, but as Pat knows, we face struggles of our own. I am thankful for all that Tom [and Pat] have meant to us over the years, and I wish you God's peace and great comfort in the days ahead. Farewell my friend. Allen & Bonnie
Dee Weiss left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pat and family: I am shocked and saddened to learn about Tom. Please accept my sincerest wishes for God's grace and strength during this time. My prayers and thoughts are with Tom and your family. May he rest in peace in the Lord. Dee
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Heidi left a message on April 6, 2009:
Pat, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Im lost for words to say to you but just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Again I am sorry for your loss. Take care dear. I am praying for you and your family in this time of need. Love, Heidi
Bob Barnum left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Patty & family, You probably don't remember me, but Tom & I went to UWM together, and had some great times. Tom was a unique person that always was the optimist and a good friend. He will be sadly missed by me. I offer my deepest sympathy.
Phil and Rachel Arnold left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Matt and Jen, and the other members of your family, We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. What a tremendous joy and comfort to know that your dad is one of the saints triumphant and that he is at his risen Redeemer's side. We thank God for the blessing he was in your lives and for the memories that you will always cherish. May the God of free and faithful grace bless you and keep you during this difficult time. In Christ, Phil and Rachel Arnold
Mary Upchurch left a message on April 6, 2009:
With my deepest sympathy for your lost. I found Tom easy to work with and very intersting in general conversations. I know he will be deeply missed. Take solace in that Tom is now happy and free of pain.
John Schultz left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pat and Family, I was saddened to hear of Tom's passing and wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I was a classmate of Tom's at UWM in the early 70's and we had many good times together in the classes we shared. Upon graduation our professional careers took us in different directions, but on occasion our paths would cross and I would always enjoy the opportunity to chat with Tom. John Schultz New Berlin, WI
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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