Celebration of Life2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday May 15, 2021
989 McDonald Lane
Hudson WI, 54016
Thomas “Tom” J. Sax, age 64, of Hudson, WI, died suddenly on January 13, 2021 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
Tom was born on May 10, 1956 to Clyde and Dorothy (Dahl) Sax in Forest Lake, MN. His father worked construction and found a job in Denver, CO, so their family moved and lived there for many years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver. He later returned to the Twin Cities area and enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard. It was while in the military that he would meet his future wife, Debra Goskeson, and they would later be married on October 20, 1989. They decided to settle in Hudson, where they made their home together. Tom worked for over 32 years at Andersen Windows as a forklift operator, eventually retiring in 2018.
Tom was a true practical jokester, through and through. No matter who you were, a longtime friend or total stranger, he would always pull a joke or two to make you smile. He truly enjoyed making anyone laugh. At an early age, Tom had a love for music, not only listening to, but also playing. He had a genuine talent for singing and playing the guitar, a skill he mastered through simply playing by ear. He wrote some original music, especially during his military career, and also enjoyed playing cover songs as well. His natural gift and love for music was passed on to him from his father, which he then passed on to his son. Tom also cherished time spent outdoors, whether it was hunting and fishing, or spending quality time with his son at their cabin in Minong, WI. If you knew Tom, you knew he was an avid, lifelong Green Bay Packer Fan. When a game was on, Tom was watching it. He was their biggest supporter and loudest fan.
Tom was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, and his sense of humor and kind nature will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Deb; son, Sean; sisters, Jackie Sax and Lorilee (Donald) Reep; and niece and nephew, Lydia and Levi Reep. He is preceded in death by his parents; and son, Chad.
A Celebration of Life for Tom is on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:30pm, with military honors beginning at 3:00pm, at 989 McDonald Lane in Hudson, WI.