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Obituary for Thomas H. "Tom" Beacham

Thomas H. "Tom" Beacham
Thomas H. "Tom" Beacham, 83, of La Crosse, departed this world on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at his home.
He was born March 3, 1928, in Schiocton, Wis., to Earl and Margaret (Harwas) Beacham. On June 9, 1947, he married Phyllis A. "Trudy" Trudell in Menominee, Mich., and she preceded him in death on January 27, 2008. Tom worked for Pluswood Mfg. in Oshkosh, Wis., as a sales manager for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He was an avid skier in his early years and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and boating with his wife and family. His loving spirit will be missed by his family, friends, and his beloved dog, Molly.
Tom is survived by four daughters, Mary Blakeslee, Nancy (Edward) Hammes, Catherine Hamilton and Judy Silverthorn; six grandchildren, Thomas W. Beacham, Jay Beacham, Nathan Hammes, Cara Smith, Colin Hamilton, and Kate Silverthorn; and two great-granddaughters, Quincey Smith and Alaysia Hamilton. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Sara Hammes. 
Graveside services and burial will be Friday, October 21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Wausau, Wis.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials are preferred to the Gundersen Lutheran Hospice Program or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, Ariz. 85038-9119.  Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Woodruff Chapel), La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at