Thomas G. Verburgt, Sr.

FT. WINNEBAGO TOWNSHIP – Thomas G. Verburgt, Sr., age 90, of the Township of Ft. Winnebago, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born on March 13, 1930 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the son of Peter and Mabel (Smith) Verburgt, Sr. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.  Tom married Ann Stajkowski on March 5, 1964.  He had farmed for most of his life, and also worked at the Power Plant. Tom enjoyed being outdoors hunting, cutting wood and going to auctions.

He is survived by his children, Tom, Jr. (Heather) Verburgt, Betty (Bruce) Smith, and Peggy Verburgt;  his grandson, Mitchell;  his sisters, Mabel Cadigan and Laurel Slepicka;  many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ann, his daughter, Tammy, his siblings, Charles “Chuck”, Peter, Jr., Martin, Chrystal Schoenbein, and Marvel Akins, and his good friend, Jack Thompson.  

Private funeral services will be held.  Burial will follow in Silver Lake Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the Portage Area Veterans Honor Guard.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.

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