Thomas J. Wanserski, “Tommy”, 42, Wausau, passed peacefully Wednesday April 14, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Tommy was an avid outdoorsman, in his spare time you would find him out at the hunting cabin changing memory cards in the deer cameras, planting food plots or baiting the bear with his son, Axton. He had an incredible love of the outdoors and this is where he was at his happiest. Tommy loved sharing the outdoors with his children, Axton, 4 and Camryn, 1 as well as his wife Lindsay.
Tommy met his wife, Lindsay, in 2002 in college at UW- Stevens Point. Tom and Lindsay have a love that most people will never find. Lindsay will often describe Tom as, “her person”. It’s a love that you find once in a lifetime and they are so blessed to have spent 19 years together. They traveled, adventured, lounged at home and just enjoyed each other at every opportunity.
Tom worked 15 years at Rocket Industrial and wound up becoming one of Rocket’s best employees in the company’s history. With multiple sales awards, and championing several industry-leading advancements, he was a shining, positive example, of a team player—regularly thanking the entire team in multiple ways. It was normal to run into him at one of their warehouses where he was dropping by just to say thank you.
Tommy was so proud to take Axton to track practice at Wausau West where he served as a Track and Field Coach for over 20 years. Mentoring young athletes brought him so much joy and pride. The Wausau West Coaching Staff were Tom’s second family.
Tommy was the best father to his children, he was calm, patient, kind, loving and cherished every second he had with them. Tom was also a devoted brother and son. His family was everything to him. His mother could often be found making all of his favorite treats, or calling him “just because.” She was his biggest fan and #1 advocate in life. His father, Henry, was his very best friend and his favorite hunting partner. Their relationship was so strong it’s hard to describe with words, they were each other’s confidants and partners in crime. The two were always happily working on some kind of project. Tommy was always willing to help with any task easy or difficult if it meant that they could spend more time together. Tom also had five adoring nephews who he loved to play with and left them all with memories that they will treasure forever.
Tom is survived by his wife Lindsay, his children Axton and Camryn as well as his parents, Henry and Cindy Wanserski, his sisters Cara (Jeff) Spatz and Meghan (Karsten) Board. His in-laws Bruce (Cathy) George, his brother in-law Chris (Emily) George and his sister in-law Emily (Josh)Meidl with his immediate family he is survived by many friends, cousins, aunts and uncles. A Memorial Celebration is being planned for a future date. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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