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Louis A. Thom

Louis A. Thom

Louis Arthur Thom, age 84 of Prescott WI, died on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Louis was born May 16, 1933 in Prescott, WI to parents Leo and Dorothy (DuMond) Thom. Louis was united in marriage to Joan Carol Killian on March 24, 1956 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in River Falls. Their union in marriage would be blessed with two daughters, five grandchildren, and nearly 57 years of love and devotion before Joan's passing in 2013. Louis served his country in the United States Army. After returning from overseas, he began working at the Armour Meat Packing in South St. Paul as a shipping clerk. He would retire from there with 26 years of service. Outside of work, Louis enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching golf, following the Young and the Restless, cooking, and crossword puzzles. An avid reader, Louis was a WWII history buff, and had even twice read the entire dictionary. Affectionately known as Pop', he will be missed by his daughters and grandchildren, as well as numerous family and friends. Louis was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; his parents, Leo and Dorothy; his sister, Jean Herbert; and his brother, Leo "Bud". Louis is survived by his daughters, Luanne (Terry) Pechacek, and Michelle Conway; grandchildren, Shalane Pechacek, Hillary Pechacek, Alexa Conway, and Connor and Ryan Conway; siblings, Evelyn Tapsack, Robert (Carol) Thom, Mary Kinneman, and William (Sharon) Thom; one cantankerous cat; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial for Louis Thom will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 269 Dakota Street S. in Prescott, WI, with Rev. Fr, George Szews officiating. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00am at the church. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. Services were entrusted to the O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Prescott. 715-262-5404