Tom Dickert, 93, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at The Woods of Caledonia. He was born on January 7, 1925, in Racine to the late Anthony and Freda (Nee: Troulsch) Dickert.
Tom attended St. Catherine’s High School and graduated in 1942. He participated in several extracurricular activities including basketball, boxing, and drama. He was part of the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII and served three and a half years. Tom married Betty Vasas on October 26, 1946 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on December 22, 2014. Tom owned and operated Northside Plumbing, and retired as president of Dickert Brothers Plumbing in 1989.
He was a life-long member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Tom was also a member of the Flat Iron Business Association and a founding member of the Tuesday Optimist Club, in which he was a member for 50 years.
Surviving are his children, Ginger (George) Matson, Jill (Keith) Haas, Tim (Sharon) Dickert; grandchildren, Peter (Alexis) Matson, Scott (Lisa Wittbrot) Matson, Andrew (Anne) Matson, Kelly (Tyler) Cvetan, Joanna (Ryan) Hasty, Christine (Patrick Clark) Dickert, Katie Dickert; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; his sister, Audrey (Jack) Moore; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 11 siblings, Marge, Jack, Duke, Marie, Dorothy, Frannie, Bernie, Betty, Bill, Bob, and Donald.
There will be a Memorial Mass celebrated on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, located at 1533 Erie Street. Friends and relatives can meet with the family from 10-11 a.m. Private interment is to follow at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to St. Catherine’s High School or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his Primrose family and friends, the staff at The Woods of Caledonia, and his caregivers from Grace Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.