Thomas “Tom” James Babl, 76, Ringle passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born August 23, 1945, in Milwaukee, son of the late Joseph and Florence (Washburn) Babl. On April 19, 1969, he married Bonnie Lewandowski in Round Lake, IL. She survives.
Prior to Tom’s retirement he was a journeyman electrician for the State of Wisconsin. Some of his favorite pastimes included deer hunting, square and line dancing, scuba diving, making maple syrup and gardening. Tom enjoyed starting his plants from seeds in his own greenhouse and also had about four acres of pumpkins that he raised. He also played Santa Claus at Easton and Hatley schools for over twenty years.
Tom proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Green Beret from March 1965 to March of 1968.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Babl, Ringle, his children, Thomas Joseph Babl, Weston, Todd (Sara) Babl and Amy Lyn Babl, both of Rothschild, his grandchildren, Mason, Ava, Morgan and Audrey Babl and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Barbara Cole, Patricia Schoenung and Dolores Gronowski and his brothers, Donald, William and John and an infant brother, Oakley.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be directed to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, Wausau. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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