THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Thomas A. Gilligan
Issue Date: June 21, 2018
Thomas Arthur Gilligan, age 74, of Porterfield, passed away on Monday June 18, 2018 due to an unexpected illness.
He was born to late Donald and Gladys Gilligan on October 27, 1943. He attended school in Laona. He was a pipe fitter by trade and worked in maintenance at the E.S.T. Company, John Polzin Sales and retired from Neroco Engineering in Oconto.
He married the love of his life Kathleen (Schnell) in March 1980. He moved to Porterfield in 1984 to be near family where he built his current home.
He liked to sit on his porch and enjoy the outdoors with his dog buddy and a cup of coffee as well as watching Fox News and football. He had a passion for fishing, spending time with his grandkids and taking rides in his Chevy truck with Buddy.
He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen; 1 son, Kelly Gilligan; 2 daughters, Erin (James) Przybylski and Jennifer Gilligan; 5 Grandchildren, Ashlei Weise, Brittany Conrad, Jadin Gilligan, Layla Ermis and Sawyer Przybylski; 1 brother, Dan Gilligan; 3 sisters, Lauren Comins, Ginny Hurning and Ruth Behnke along with many nieces; nephews and his dog, Buddy.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Sonny, Richard and Kelly Gilligan Sr. and 3 sisters, Dolly Jensen, Carol Merryman and Germaine Murray.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz on Friday June 22 from 10 " 12 noon. The service will be at 12 noon with Pastor Brian Sjoquist officiating. Please Visit www.Rhodescharapata.com to leave online condolences.