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March 15, 2013

Thomas M. Medland

SUN CITY GRAND, Ariz. — Thomas M. Medland, 75, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, peacefully surrounded within a circle of his family in Sun City Grand, Ariz., after an extended battle with lung cancer.

Born in Petoskey, Mich., Sept. 29, 1938, he was the son of Thomas G. and Mary E. Medland. He grew up in Logansport, graduating from Logansport High School in 1956.

He studied mechanical engineering at his beloved University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1960. He was chosen for “Who’s Who in America” as one of the top 40 seniors and served in the Grand Knights of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus.

After serving as the cadet commander of Notre Dame’s Air Force ROTC Unit, Tom was sent to Purdue University where he earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering. In active military duty, he spent ten years in Georgia and Germany, with his final three military years teaching Air Force ROTC at Notre Dame. As a Notre Dame faculty member he served on the board of the Notre Dame Faculty Club and was a Knights of Columbus district deputy in Indiana.

On Aug. 12, 1961, he married Beth Lehman of Logansport. They had one child in 1972, Meredith Medland Sasseen. After 25 years of marriage, Beth passed away from cancer in January of 1987.

In February of 1988, he married Rita Macke and shared the last 25 years of his life with her. Since 1998 they have spent summers in Appleton, Wis., and the winters in Surprise, Ariz. Each week he played golf with a group of golf buddies he loved.

He served as Sunday usher at Prince of Peace Catholic Parish in Sun City Grand. He was an a very active member of the community.

Tom moved to the Fox Valley in 1971 and served in executive manufacturing positions at Thilmany, Akrosil, Central Products, Trail-et, George Whiting Paper Company and Hayes Manufacturing, where he retired in 2000. He served as Technical Chairman of the Composite Can and Tube Institute as well as a member of its board of directors.

Tom was a longtime member and president of Riverview Country Club as well as a member of the Appleton Yacht Club, North Shore Country Club and Butte Des Morts Country Club.

He is survived by his wife Rita as well as his daughter Meredith and her husband Timothy Sasseen: his stepchildren, Bob and Karen Macke, Daniel and Regina Macke, Carolyn Macke Baumann and Christine and Ryan Nielsen. He has eight cherished grandchildren, Nathan and Natalie Macke, Alexander and Lauren Macke, Griffin and Ella Baumann and Hannah and Jacob Nielsen. He leaves three brothers, William of Onalaska, Wis., Richard of Tucson, Ariz., and Timothy Medland of Carmel.

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Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton, Wis., with Fr. Jim Leary officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wichmann and Fargo Funeral Homes, Appleton, Wis., and at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Appleton’s ABC (A Better Chance) Program.

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