Obituary for Thomas W. Spah
Thomas W. Spah of La Crosse passed away peacefully surrounded by his family November 7, 2015 at Gundersen Health System. He was born September 23, 1946 to Thomas and Elise (Pintz) Spah. Thomas married Rita (Peterson) Spah on June 17, 1972.
Thomas took pride in all that he did and was always willing to help when he could. He had many hobbies such as woodworking, working on cars, and listening to music he would sing along even though he could not carry a tune. Anyone that knew him loved his sense of humor and quick witted jokes. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. Thomas served four years in the U.S. Marine Corp and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a loving and generous husband, father, and grandfather. Thomas was an honorable man and he will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Rita; daughter, Michelle (Jed Johnson) Spah; sons, Thomas G. (Melissa Thurin) Spah and Jason Spah; grandchildren, Daniel and Alexis Mueller, Samantha and Korbin Johnson, and Thomas, William, and Ethan Spah.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family service will be held.
The Dickinson-Sletten-McKee Hanson Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
November 12, 2015 @ 7:20 am
I’m sorry for your loss, and hope that the memories will carry you all through the tough times. I remember when I was taking my siding off my house, I had people come over to help. When I came out of the house, I saw Tom and Jason working in the front of my house. I went over to thank them for helping. After the work was done I told everyone that I really appreciated the help and offered beer and food. This goes to show what a giving man Tom was. There was a time that Rita and I went out for an afternoon for girl time and it was after the time that Rita told Tom she would be home. Knowing his sense of humor, I took a napkin and wrote a note to excuse Rita for being late coming home. Rita told me later, that he had a smirk on his face. I can so picture that smirk. I had worked with Rita for many years at the gas station. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow. Tom will be missed.
November 13, 2015 @ 5:46 am
Hello, Rita, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will be with you and your family at this time of great sadness and loss. May you draw support from your beautiful memories of Tom.
November 14, 2015 @ 10:37 am
I taught at Central when Tom was there. I always remember his sense of humor and his willingness to help.