Thomas V. Stefonek, age 72, of the Town of Pine Lake, died Jan. 6, 2018, at Howard Young Medical Center. Tom was born June 30, 1945, in Rhinelander, to Herman and Mary (Slakidy) Stefonek. He served with the Navy Seabees, 1964-68, during the Vietnam War.
Tom is survived by his children, Jody (Tim) Felbab, and Jaime (John) McGuane. all of Rhinelander; five grandchildren; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wallace and Alice Ritchie of Rhinelander; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Stefonek.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 13, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the service, at the Hildebrand Funeral Home. A committal service will follow at Northland Memorial Park, with full military honors conducted by the Ray Rousseau V.F.W. Post 3143, and representatives from the Navy. (Hildebrand Funeral Home)