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Thomas J. Nordengren

December 24, 1928 — December 29, 2017

Thomas (Tom)  Joseph Nordengren, 89, of Muskego, died on Friday, December 29, 2017 in the Muskego Healthcare Center. He was born December 24, 1928 to Fred and Linda Nordengren in LaCrosse Wis.

After high school Tom served in the Korean War. On November 14, 1953 Tom was united in marriage to June Rood at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in LaCrosse. During that time Tom and June moved to New Berlin, Wisconsin. Tom worked at Borden’s until his retirement. Tom and June had three children. Tom and June divorced in 1972. Tom remarried in October 1974 to Betty Lipke and has lived in Muskego, Wis. since then.

Tom loved to play, playing cards and going to jazz festivals he also enjoyed traveling. Tom had a great sense of humor, and loved spending time with his family.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Betty Nordengren of Muskego, his children Tim(Sheryl) Nordengren, Jill Nordengren all of Viroqua, his daughter-in-law Libby Gonzales of Waukesha, step-daughter Lynn (Steve) Bellayr of Virginia, step-son Greg Lipke of Waukesha. Grandchildren Stacey Gonzales, Mike Gonzales of Waukesha and Ian (Jennifer) Bellayr and two great grandsons Nick and Abel of Waukesha and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Nick Gonzales  and his sisters Mildred Rowland and Beatrice Turk.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. South, La Crosse, Wis. Msgr. Charles Stoetzel will officiate with burial to be held at a later date in Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis. A visitation will be from 12:00 PM until the time of service at the Funeral Home on Saturday.

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