Thomas H. Herr, 72, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his home.

Tom was born Feb. 23, 1941, in the town of Centerville in Manitowoc County, the son of Alfred and Emma (Wagner) Herr. Tom graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1959.

He was a material handler for Tecumseh Products in New Holstein for over 30 years before his retirement.

Tom enjoyed racing, golf, breakfast with his friends, and family gatherings.

Tom is survived by three daughters, Ginger (Chris) Ewing of Texas, Sally (Dave) Klein of Sheboygan and Sandy (Todd Huibregtse) Madson of Sheboygan; eight sons, Dave (Barb) Herr of Sheboygan, Dr. Tom Herr Jr. of Montana, Rick Herr of Sheboygan Falls, Michael Herr of Francis Creek, Scott Madson of Sheboygan Falls, Steve (Trisha) Madson of Arkansas, Shawn (Kristin) Madson of Sheboygan Falls and Stan (Stacey) Madson of Arizona; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Donnie (Cindy) Herr of North Carolina; and his former wife, Patti Watt of Sheboygan.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his life partner, Bonnie Madson; and his sister, Janet Passmore.

A funeral to celebrate Tom’s life will take place at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, with the Rev. Susan Safford-Gaul officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-6 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in Tom’s name for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the American Diabetes Association.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting the Herr family with arrangements.

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