Thomas J. Santkuyl
July 3, 1945 - July 3, 2005
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Zion Lutheran Church
912 North Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Friday 7/8, 9:30 am
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Zion Lutheran Church
912 North Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Friday 7/8, 11:00 am

Santkuyl, Thomas J. ‚ÄúTom‚Äù Menasha Age 60, passed away unexpectedly in Green Bay on Sunday, July 03, 2005. He was born in Appleton on July 3, 1945, son of James and Marjorie (Butter) Santkuyl. James preceded him in death on August 27, 1985. Thomas was married to Pam Noe from 1979-1981 and later married Ruth…

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Dick Kirk left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom & I met at Lackland AFB and realized we were both from Appleton. We became friends and were stationed together at KI Sawyer and we commuted together to UWO for over 3 years. i saw him about a month ago at Oneida casino but never had a chance to talk to him. My wife & I would run into him occasionally. He was always a fun loving guy who was a joy to be around. I will miss him and offer my condolences.
Tim J. Carlson left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was shocked to learn of Tom's death. If the dates are correct in the obit, Tom died on his 60th birthday. I haven't seen or talked to Tom in more than forty years. I was a classmate of his through grade school, middle school and high school. While attending various high school reunions, Tom's name always came up among his pals and we regretted that he never attended. We always used to tease Tom about his devotion and interest in hunting, fishing and the outdoor life. The bottom line is he was happy doing it and that's all that really matters. Rest in peace.
Terry Luther left a message on April 6, 2009:
I first met Tom when we were stationed together at KI Sawyer AFB in Michigan. We both shared the love of hunting and fishing and have kept in touch through the past 35 years. Tom was a groomsman in my wedding in Oregon and after the wedding, spent several years in Oregon working and enjoying the western outdoors. We shared many special moments while in the military, in the Tomahawk area where I grew up, and hunting and fishing in the west. Tom lived a full life - richer than most people could ever envision. I hoped he would be able to make a visit out west again someday. He was a good friend and will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
candy rusch left a message on April 6, 2009:
used to run into tom years back at carols the place to be, used to talk about his hunting and fishing...have not seen him in about 8 years. my condolences to the family, candy and steven rusch
Rose Mary Heller left a message on April 6, 2009:
In Memory Of Thomas I met Thomas in Aug. of "98". We have been together 7 years. He was very happy we met. Early Goose Hunting at Collins was calling. Lash was one of his close friends I met first. I was fascinated by all of this "of course Tom had to teach me how to shoot." Fishing I knew already, but I learned allot more through the years. Thomas always cooked with all of his secretive recipes. He was an excellent chef. Wild game was his delicacy. All of his friends and family I met on our first date by looking through picture albums. He was a great photographer. Then as years went on I met most of them. The ones I hadn’t met sent Christmas cards letting Thomas know how the year had went, as I learned about these friends and how they met. He promised never to bore me. There was never any chance of that happening. He was quite the guy. When the Lord made Thomas, he had made only one mold. He would also play harmonica. He was a very entertaining guy. We watched allot of movies, including his homade movies of Viet Nam and Oregon. Our favorite channels were Fox News and The Weather Channel. It played a great part in our lives with hunting, fishing, and of course Politics. He loved the Military, and was PROUD of serving his country. Thomas had a love for his German Wire Short-Hair (Rush-After-The-Hunt Santkuyl.) We had picked Rush out together at Waldo WI. Trust me, he got spoiled. He was Tom's little baby. Tom Luidke (Rattler) is taking care of Rush now. Thomas retired four years ago and he sure was a planner. My vacations were turned in right away for all of the places we were going and things we were going to do. He loved the Packers, and we NEVER missed a game. Thomas had a love for Oneida gaming. We had made allot of friends there also. He was always trying to figure out those 25 cent slot machines. He compared this to fishing (some days good, some days bad.) We always looked for our friends because information was vital when it came to our three favorite things fishing, hunting and gaming. Thomas had a love for Lake Michigan (the triangle.) We had so much fun together doing Neenah, Menasha Dam, Shoto Dam, Jefferson Park, Neenah Lighthouse, Strobe’s Island, Collins, and Navarino. He also had permission to hunt on farm land including our favorite spot The Camper Center. Thomas has so many hunting, fishing, and gaming friends too numerous to mention. He also had a super family and great neighbors. Thank You for being part of our lives. I am so happy Thomas retired when he did. His goals in life were fulfilled. My family is here for me, as I will be there for his family. I will miss him dearly, but hold him close to my heart. My condolences to family and friends, Rose Mary Heller
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Rhonda left a message on April 6, 2009:
I knew Tom through my Aunt Rose, who dated him for 7 years. He was a kind and caring man who loved my aunt very much. He was alway there at family gatherings. He always had fun stories to tell us. We all will miss him very much. My prayers go out to his family and my aunt. I know he is with god now. I am sure he will be in all of our hearts forever.
Bruce E Fuller left a message on April 6, 2009:
I had met Tom through Rosie. Tom was a very nice person. He was alot of fun and had gotten along with everyone. He'll be well missed by everyone. I'll always kell him in my heart and prayer's.
Mary Ann Olson left a message on April 6, 2009:
I had met Tom through my sister Rosie. Tom was alot of fun. He had gotten along with everyone. He loves my sister Rosie. I know, that Tom will be missed from everyone. My thoughts and prayer's are with the families. I'll be praying for the family so that they will get stronger.
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