Visitation4:00-7:00PM, with a 7:00PM Prayer Service, on Tuesday, January 1st at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson
Funeral ServicesMass of Christian Burial 11:00AM on Wednesday, January 2nd at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine Street in Hudson WI
Thomas J. “Tom” Holland, age 77 of Osceola WI and formerly of North Hudson, died suddenly on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Osceola Medical Center in Osceola WI. Tom was born July 13, 1935 in Dayton MN to parents Joseph and Erma (DeShaw) Holland. Tom graduated from Elk River High School. Tom would be united in marriage to Bernadette Andrzejewski on May 4, 1957 in Arlington SD. Their union in marriage would be blessed with six children.
Tom is survived by his children, Debby (Greg) Worrell of Sundance WY, Mark (Deanna) Holland of Cushing, Gregory (Tammy) Holland of Hudson, Dennis (Patty) Holland of Cloquet MN, Michael (“Sis”) Holland of Roberts, and Melissa Holland of New Richmond; his wife of 4 yrs., Anne; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter; brothers, Jim and Jerry; sisters, Betty, Marie, and Patti; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 49 yrs., Bernadette “Bernie”; his parents; and his brother, Michael.
Tom worked for many years as a truck driver, route driver, and milk man. Outside of work, Tom loved to be outdoors, where he enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing, and golfing. Tom was also a devoted family man, teaching his kids to ice skate, and assisting with Boy Scouts. Tom also gave of his time, volunteering many years with the Hudson Boosters. Tom was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish for more than 45 years, and took care of the parish cemetery for several years. While living in Grantsburg, Tom was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Tom was also a huge Green Bay Packers fan! With that spirit in mind, Tom’s family encourages everyone to wear their favorite Packers attire to his visitation.
Visitation for Tom Holland will be held from 4:00-7:00PM, with a 7:00PM Prayer Service, on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, and also one hour prior to services at church. Mass of Christian Burial for Tom Holland will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine Street in Hudson WI, with Rev. Fr. John Gerritts officiating. Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Parish Cemetery in Hudson. Memorials are preferred to the family. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson WI. 715-386-3725