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Thomas P. "Mouse" Klein

Thomas P. "Mouse" Klein

Thomas P. “Mouse” Klein, age 77 of Arkansaw, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Tom was born on July 2, 1940 in Durand. He was the son of Thomas and Ruth (Keeler) Klein Sr. Tom grew up in the Plum City, Elmwood and Arkansaw areas. He graduated from the Arkansaw High School. Tom farmed on the family farm on top of Columbia Heights for several years and then he worked for Weiser Concrete in Maiden Rock for ten years. Tom then took a job at the Pepin Courthouse in Durand in maintenance where he worked until retiring at the age of 70. After moving off the farm, he lived on Joyce Road in the Town of Waterville. For the last five months, Tom has been a resident of the Plum City Care Center.

Tom enjoyed collecting things, especially toy tractors and Eagles. He also enjoyed going on long motorcycle trips, playing cards, watching the Green Bay Packers snowmobiling, hunting and visiting with friends. Tom really enjoyed going to McDonalds in Durand to talk with friends and the young kids who worked at McDonalds.

Tom is survived by a special cousin, Myrna (Lynn) McRoberts of Eau Galle, his many other cousins on the Klein and Keeler sides, aunts, uncles, other relatives, friends and neighbors. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00 AM Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw with Rev. Joseph Okine-Quartey officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of services at the church on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tom’s name to a local charity of your choice or to the family to be given to Tom’s special cousin, Natalie, who suffers from Rett Syndrome.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.



    Our prayers are for Tommy. We will have a Mass said for him. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Thank you Myrna and Lynn for all you did for Tommy.

  2. Susie and John Ryan

    Great memories of Tommy. Holidays won't be the same without him. Myrna and Lynn, thank you for helping Tommy over the years. He will be missed dearly!

  3. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Deepest Sympathy!.
    Tom always had time to visit and a kind heart

  4. Thom Rutherford

    Tom was our long time friend and neighbor. He was interesting, caring and Always a pleasure to talk with. Rest in piece Tommy!!! You were a GOOD man!! The Rutherford Family.

  5. Kay Longsdorf & Denny Longsdorf

    Tom was our neighbor for many years. In our younger days we spent many nights playing cards and snowmobiling together. Wonderful memories made with Tom.

  6. Barbara McRoberts-Laughery

    Condolences to family and friends, and especially special cousin Myrna.

  7. John and Judy Parr

    Our prayers and thoughts with you

  8. Meagen Sweeney

    I knew Tom from waitressing at the Durand House. He was always so kind, we would sit and chat with him while he ate. My deepest condolences to his family. I’m blessed and grateful I got to know him.


  9. Julie Webb

    Tom was a wonderful person. Myrna Lynn and many other people who loved. God Bless you.
    Myrna thank you for all you did for Tom


  10. Don Bauer

    Tommy used to come in to Bauer's On the River with Dennis almost every night on their break. David and I would set at their table and have some great conversations. In later years I had the opportunity to talk to him at McDonald's. He always had a big greeting for my wife Betty. RIP Tom!

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