To live in the hearts and minds of those we leave behind

Let us help get you started

Obituary for Thomas O. "Tom" Claflin

Tom Claflin, 83, of La Crosse, WI, passed away September 23, 2022.

The family invites you to join us in celebrating his life on Thursday October 6, 2022, from 5-8PM at the Cleary Alumni and Friends Center located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse; 615 East Avenue N, La Crosse, WI 54601

He is survived by his wife, Louise (Anderson) Claflin, his children, Christopher Claflin (Elaine Robison), Jennifer Scheer (Scott Scheer) and Andrew Claflin; his seven beloved grandchildren, David Claflin, Jack Scheer, Maria Claflin, Peter Claflin, Nina Claflin, Taylor Claflin and Nicholas Scheer, and countless friends and colleagues. He is preceded in death by his parents Ole and Cleo Claflin, sister, Alice Claflin, brothers Warren “Joe” Claflin and John Claflin; sister-in-law Maureen Claflin.

Although he would prefer a party to a wake, he also never liked people making a fuss over him. Please come as you are, and feel free to wear CUBS or Badgers apparel. If you cannot make it, please find some water, throw in a rock or two, drop a line in and try and catch a fish, go for a boat ride, and remember him as he was. He would like that.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to The Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity.