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Tom J. Myers
October 30, 1958 ~ September 15, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
Tom Myers “Big Tom”, age 64, passed away at his cottage, spending time doing what he loved with his best friend, after suffering from anaphylactic shock due to several bee stings. He was born on October 30, 1958, son of Ernie and Ann (Dieter) Myers.
Tom was one of a kind. Anyone who knew him would agree no truer words have been spoken. He was outspoken, loud, hilarious and had a very sarcastic sense of humor. Tom also had a heart of gold and was extremely generous. His larger than life personality lit up the room when he was around. If he liked you, he had a nickname for you and would probably poke fun at you about something. Tom probably drank too much and swore too much, but if you ever needed anything, he was your guy. As a jack-of-all trades, no project was too large for Tom. He generously donated many hours volunteering in the Little Chute community, most notably MC-ing for the Diamond Club fundraiser.
Tom’s love of baseball was unmatched, especially following the Brewers. He also loved the north woods, hunting, fishing, gardening and his beloved dogs. Tom loved being a grandpa and would send his grandkids dad jokes regularly.
Tom retired from PSI a few years ago but did many things in his lifetime. He built several homes and even ran a meat market. His “Little Chute Meat Market” out of his home also was a favorite thing of Tom’s. He smoked many slabs of meat and produced wonderful meals for his family and friends.
There will never be another Tom Myers, that we are all positive. This tragedy has left everyone heartbroken, but we all take comfort knowing Tom lived his life to the fullest. There was never a dull moment and countless smiles and good times were shared through the years between his family and friends. Tom will be dearly missed.
Tom is survived by his children: Erin (Mike) Hietpas, Zach (Deanna) Pingel, Jacob (Daya) Myers, Logan Pingel and Leighton Myers; grandchildren: Laine and Chance Hietpas, Maverick Pingel and Marnie Myers; parents, Ernie and Ann Myers; siblings: Kathy (Joe) Vonckx, Beth (Bert) Kolz and Ed (Paula) Myers; in-laws: Kris (Bill) Fischer and Brian (Jenny) Van Lankveldt; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many wonderful friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Laurie Myers; and his father and mother-in-law, Gene and Sherry Van Lankveldt.
A gathering for family and friends will take place on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home Little Chute Location, 101 Canal Street. A celebration will then continue at Tanners Grill and Bar, 730 S. Railroad Street, Kimberly, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tom would want you all to make sure you can make that part, even if you cannot make it to the funeral home, please come to celebrate his life at Tanners. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
Tom’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Tom’s friend, Greg “Butchie” Kimps for always being there for Tom, especially during his final minutes here on earth. We really appreciate your life saving effort and your longtime friendship.