In memory of
Thomas Reif
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In memory of
Thomas Reif
Reif, Thomas Thomas V. Reif, 73, of Peshtigo, passed away October 6, 2016 . Born August 6, 1943 in Marinette, son of Doris "Teedee" (Garrigan) Reif and the late Jerome Reif, "Tiger Tom" played football for Peshtigo High School , #21, until graduating in 1961. He married the former Dawn Marie LaValley on July 21, 1962 at the American Lutheran Church in Oconto, WI. Tom started working making cheese for his father at J.L. Reif and Sons, and then worked for Badger Paper Mills for 39 years, along with owning and operating Reif's Gas Station. Tom and Dawn locally owned Century 21 Real Estate offices where Tom did real estate sales until his retirement and decided to keep working as a local real estate appraiser until recently. Tom loved to hunt and fish with all of the crew up at his camp in Silver Cliff "Rat Shack" AKA "Rennes North". Every year he would make a new batch of maple syrup to share with everyone. Throughout his life he has had a love for animals, especially dogs, and was so proud of his gardens and flowers. Tom had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and always loved being involved in their lives. He is survived by, his wife, Dawn M. Reif; 2 daughters, Robin (special friend Tim Burgess) Reif of Peshtigo, and Shani (Jerry) Shepherd of Appleton; his mother, Doris "Teedee" Reif; 4 grandchildren, Brianna and Calla Hook and Trey and Ty Shepherd; Also survived by, 2 brothers, Dennis (Lynn) Reif of Madison and Lyn Reif of Peshtigo; a sister-in-law, Donna Reif; and sisters-in law, and brothers-in-law, Sherry (Willie) Niskanen and Candy (Gary) Daehn. Along with his father, Jerome, Thomas was preceded in death by, a daughter, Jerelyn; a brother, Jim; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joyce (Jack) Grun and father-in-law, Robert Valley. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peshtigo from 12:00 noon until time of services at 4:00 pm with Pastor David Murphy officiating. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo. Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. The family would like to give special thanks to the crew from Camp for all their love and Support: Mark Immel, Mark, Scott, & Hunter Madden, Trey & Ty Shepherd, Earl Brabant, Bruce Limberg "Blackie" and Jack Tachick. Also special thanks to childhood best friend, Jim Miller.
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