In Memory

Thomas W. Firchow

Thomas W. Firchow passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  Tom married Joyce Petersen in 1969.   She preceded him death in 2008.  Tom is survived by two sons, Kevin and Steven.  Tom was in the US Army from 1966-1969.  He was deployed to Viet Nam and served in the American Forces Viet Nam Network.  His experience working with AFVN was a catalyst for his career in television.  He graduated from MATC and worked for Milwaukee Public Television as an engineer for over 30 years.  Tom was nominated for two Emmy awards and was especially proud of his work on "Outdoor Wisconsin" and "Tracks Ahead."  Tom's funeral will be held at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, immediately followed by his funeral service.  Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Caledonia at 10:00 on Tuesday, May 5, 1015.  Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home is located at 4600 County Line Road, Mt. Pleasant, WI  53403       (262 552-9000)



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05/01/15 08:22 PM #1    

Wanda R. Burch (Hillmer)

I did not know Tom personally but I do remember him.  Anyone who served in Viet Nam deserves to be remembered.  My condolences to his sons.

05/02/15 09:45 AM #2    

Keith A. Kubert

Tom was a close friend back in our early 60's high school days.  He was a straight-up guy and someone I very much respected.  Though we lost touch he obviously had a good and respected career and got to spend most of his life with this h.s. sweetheart.  How great.  I'm certain Tom will be missed by his family and friends but also know that he left behind fond memories that will last well past his passing.  Cheers Tom.     

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