Visitation1:00 - 6:00 PM Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Willow River Saloon, 1106 County Road A, Burkhardt, WI.
Thomas Reed Shipley, age 59, of New Richmond, formerly of Hudson, died October 28, 2014, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
Tom was born on September 12, 1955 in Rice Lake to Charles and Helen Marie (Peterson) Shipley. He grew up in Hudson and attended Hudson High School but graduated in Eau Claire. He then took classes at UW Stout in Menomonie. Tom worked for 36 years at Andersen Windows, retiring in 2012. He was very proud of the fact that during those 36 years, he never once made a single window.
Tom enjoyed many things in life including riding his bike, which he liked black and not made in Japan. He also enjoyed spending time with old and new friends at the Willow River Saloon, “Josies’s”. He had a special place in his heart for his children, grandchildren, and his unusual cats over the years.
Tom will remain in the hearts of his children, Luke (Liz Sieben) Johnson, Reed (Krista) Shipley, Nadine (Jeff Mueller) Shipley, and Ross Shipley; grandchildren, Bailey and Luke Jr. Johnson; Peyton Shipley, Harper Mueller; step-grandchildren, Cheyanne and Skylyn Joachim; mother, Helen Marie Shipley; sister, Marge McFarland; other relatives and his beloved cat, Kat. He is preceded in death by his father.
A Memorial Gathering of Family and Friends will take place from 1:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Willow River Saloon, 1106 County Road A, Burkhardt, WI. Memorials are preferred. Services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com