Thomas J. Wellnitz
- March 8, 1958 - February 17, 2012
- Janesville, Wisconsin
of Thomas' Passing
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“Words cannot express our sadness when we learned of Tom's passing. Tom and I spent many hours together participating in SCWBA Parade of Lights...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Candie Feurstein - Janesville, WI
“We Janesvilleans are most grateful to Tom for his years of service to the City of Janesville.
2 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Casler - Janesville, WI
“Thanks for the laughs and memories Tommy.
3 of 25 | Posted by: Sandy Horner - Janesville, WI
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Wellnitz family. Tom and his staff, built two quality homes for our family. He also did so much for the...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Steve Englund - Janesville, WI
“Wellnitz family, we send our sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband/father. We were saddened to hear of Tom's passing, as it was a...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Duke & Mary Guenther, Rob & Melissa Suter - WI
“My thoughts of sympathy are with all of the Wellnitz family. I had the pleasure of meeting Tom when I worked at Jumbo's about 24 years ago. I haven...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Tammy Brown - Janesville, WI
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Tom's family. Thank you for your public service and commitment to Janesville. You will be missed.
7 of 25 | Posted by: Sam Liebert - Janesville, WI
“Marianne, Kayla, Eddy and family: So many memories of you two, Marianne. When you first began dating, got engaged and married. Tom was always...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Tina Reinke - Janesville, WI
“My sincere condolences to Tom's family. I enjoyed serving on the Janesville city council with Tom. Even when we disagreed on an issue, we always...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Williams - Janesville, WI
“To the family of Tom, It is never easy lossing a loved one. Tony and I are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Tom built two houses for us. Each...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Tony & Londa Farell - Janesville, WI
“Tom was a great friend and wonderful person. He was an assist to the Janesville City Council and was a great community leader. When Lauri and I...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Russ Steeber - Janesville, WI
“Wellnitz Family, I am sad to hear of Tom's passing. He built a house for me 15 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him. I wish his...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Lynn Jacowski - Janesville, WI
“Laura and family, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. I wish you and your family my sincere sympathy.
13 of 25 | Posted by: Elaine and Steve Kersten - WI
“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember many backyard visits with you, Marianne, and our kids playing with yours when we were neighbors. ...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Elias and Brenda Cornelio - WI
“Marianne, Kayla and Eddy. I am so very sorry for your loss, send prayers. Tom will always be watching over all of you.
15 of 25 | Posted by: Dale Danielle Mike and Britney Schultz - WI
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Tom. God Bless Tom
16 of 25 | Posted by: Greg Gohlke - Oshkosh, WI
“Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thanks for helping Todd with his condo. Wally and Judy
17 of 25 | Posted by: Wally and Judy Trudeau - WI
“Tom, Your smile and hugs will always be missed by all of us that have ever known you. You were so giving to others ( even people you didnt know). I...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Jerrie McCarty - Janesville, WI
“Marianne,Kayla and Eddy Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless. Sheila and Terry Richards ...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Sheila Richards - West Salem, WI
“We will remember Tom as someone who had a big heart and always willing to help others. He had the best smile! He gave his best to his job, his...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Ken and Dona Bolton - Janesville, WI
“To the family of Tom Wellnitz: The employees of Nelson Truss would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Tom. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Steven M. Johnson - Edgerton, WI
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all...
22 of 25 | Posted by: Ann (Eckert) Bennett - Janesville, WI
“Tom, you will be deeply missed by all who had the honor and privilege to know you, and have you as a friend. Our hearts are heavy because you are no...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Joe Panico - Janesville, WI
“I can remember when Tom and Bob Sorrow were learning how to swing a hammer for his dad back in the 80's, he has come a long way and turned out to be...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: John Hedegaard - Janesville, WI
“Tom you were always a larger than life guy. Was a pleasure to have known you for many years. All the best for your family and friends at this time.
25 of 25 | Posted by: Douglas Marklein - Janesville, WI
JANESVILLE---Thomas J. Wellnitz, age 53, of Janesville, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. He was born in Janesville on March 8, 1958, the son of Edward and Evelyn (Robinson) Wellnitz and was a 1976 graduate of Janesville Craig High School. Tom married Marianne K. Garvin on July 23, 1993 at First Lutheran Church. He had co-owned and operated Wellnitz Builders which became Wellnitz and Sarow Builders. He had been a real estate agent for Wellnitz and Sarow Builders and was a member of the Wisconsin Builders Association and the South Central Builders Association of which he was president in 2008. Tom served 2 terms on the Janesville City Council and served as its president in 2005. Tom loved riding his Harley and was a proud member of the local HOG chapter. He also enjoyed golfing and scuba diving and sponsored many youth activities throughout the years. He is survived by his wife, Marianne; 2 children, Kayla and Eddy both at home; his step-mother, Marion (Russ Reick) Wellnitz of Janesville; 8 siblings: Mary (Randy) Schmidt of Ft. Wayne, IN, Catherine (Scott) Daniel, Laura (Mark) Bickle, Mark (Sandi) Wellnitz all of Janesville, John Wellnitz of Appleton, Carol (Gene) Williams, Teresa (Earl) Arrowood and Tom "TJ" Trudeau all of Janesville; his mother and father-in-law, Mike and Judy Garvin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH with Rev. James Melvin officiating. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY and again on Wednesday at the Church from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Memorials may be made to a fund being set up for his Children's Education.
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