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In Memory of Thomas "Tom" J. Sax

Celebration of Life

2:30 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.

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    • I was saddened to read of Tom’s passing in the paper. My late husband John worked with Tom for many years at Andersen’s. In fact, Tom was a pallbearer in John’s funeral years ago. My two daughter’s still remember stopping by your house and Tom giving them some rock candy that he thought they would like. Take care of yourself….Angela Lewis

    • I was so saddened to hear that Tom passed away he was my best friend for about 15 years but i looked to him as being my big brother that i never had. We would go fishing together and we would hunt together at his cabin. We also would spend many weekends going to archery shoots at many many different gun clubs or just spend hours in his yard practicing shooting at a target. We also worked together in the warehouse at Anderson windows and we made the best window team for the 8 years we worked together. One story I can attest to Tomes joking side we were coming back from his cabin and we were on Hwy 94 and i fell asleep and there was a semi hauling another semi which the front end of the semi was facing towards us Tom could not pass up on it and drove up close to the semi and then yelled out really loud Elvis a flock of turtles and when I woke up and seen that semi I about pissed myself Tom laughed about that for weeks another time at the cabin i shot a small deer by accident was aiming at a much larger deer and it ducked down and i struck the small deer so when i got back from the evening hunt there was a small kids sled and written on it in black marker was “Elvis deer dragging sled” he laughed about that the whole week of deer hunting at my expense I laughed about it also. Tom was such a good person and friend and he left this world way to soon I will truly miss him! RIP my friend and brother