… we have a small favor to ask. Thousands of people have placed their trust in the Racine County Eye’s high-impact journalism because we focus on solutions-based journalism.
With no shareholders or billionaire owners, we can provide trustworthy journalism that focuses on helping readers.
Unlike many others, Racine County Eye’s journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action.
If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Racine County Eye from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.
James G Tomasek, passed on to eternal life on Sept 27, 2018. Jim was born to Frank & Francis Tomasek on November 28, 1926. He attended Horlick High School and received his diploma after returning from service in World War II. He enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17.
After returning home, Jim married Geraldine Fox on November 20, 1954 and together they raised five children. Jim was an accomplished sheet metal worker and proud member of the local and national union. Jim enjoyed playing softball and bowling. Later, he loved playing golf, and watching basketball, football, and golf on TV. He also loved western movies, show tunes and swing music, and gardening.
Above all, Jim was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather, and husband, which included daily visits to Gerry’s nursing home for ten years.
Jim is survived by his wife Gerry, his sons, James (Denise) Tomasek, Oak Creek, Brian (Lauri) Tomasek, Daughter, Karen (William) Christensen, Daughter-in-law Denise Tomasek, Wausau, Grandchildren, Cameron Tomasek, Teresa (Matthew) Nedweski, Dana (Jonathon) Baugher, Andrea (Joseph) Schmidt, Jason Peterson, great-grand-children Evelyn Tomasek, Ava Baugher, Addison And Quinn Schmidt, sister Rose Purdy, sister-in-law Janice Tomasek, brothers-in-law Sam Fox, Harold (Marlene) Fox, Merrill. Along with many other family and friends.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his daughter Jeanne, son Gregory, brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank & Violet, John & June, Joe & Ruby, Edward & Loraine, Carl Tomasek, In-laws, Donald & Mary Fox, Marge & Ralph Boes, Shirley Fox, Joyce Tryczak.
Funeral services with Full Military Honors will be held on Saturday, October 6, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Private entombment will be held at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight or Catholic Charities of Milwaukee have been suggested.
The family would like to extend thanks to Villa Nursing Home and Allay Home & Hospice for the care and support they provided during Jim’s last days.