Obit: Drost, Thomas L. (1934 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Babler, Dorzok, Drost, Handel, Peters, Russow, Shultz

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 7/11/2017

Drost, Thomas “Tom” L. (5 OCT 1934 - 9 JUL 2017)

Thomas “Tom” L. Drost, 82 of Stetsonville, WI died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 13 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville with Rev. Richard Russow officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM that day at the church. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.

Thomas was born October 5, 1934 at Medford, WI, to Jesse and Eleanor (Shultz) Drost. He attended Medford elementary and high schools. He married Joyce Yvonne Handel on October 11, 1952 in Marathon, WI.

Tom was employed by Weather Shield Mfg., Inc. while residing in Beloit, WI until his retirement in 1997. He was one of their first sales representatives. His territory included southern WI and northern IL. He was successful in his field; earning awards for making and exceeding sales quotas.

Tom and family lived in Beloit for 52 years. He was an avid sportsman and had a real passion for the outdoors. He could be found most weekends with his family and friends. He enjoyed being at his cabin, the “Timberdoodle”, and was an active member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Grouse Society, and Turkey Federation.

Tom and Joyce moved back to Stetsonville where they became active members of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church. There he confirmed his faith in the Lord at his adult confirmation. Tom will be remembered by his family and friends for being a hard worker, for his honesty, his dedication to his family, and his love for his dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children – Debbie Dorzok, Tomah, WI, James Drost, Bozeman, MT, Lori (Bill) Peters, West Salem, WI, Jeff (Cindy) Drost, Beloit, WI, Dan (Jodi) Drost, Medford, WI; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and his sister Jessie Meek of Venice, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jim Drost and an infant brother who died at birth.

Thank you to Hope Hospice for their quality care and support. Thank you also to Pastors James Babler and Richard Russow for their many visits.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be given to either Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, or Hope Hospice of Medford.

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