Thomas E. Malueg

Thomas E. Malueg, 65, died unexpectedly while deer hunting on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in the town of Seneca, Shawano County.

Thomas Earl Malueg was born on March 24, 1950, at Shawano Hospital to Earl and Arlene (Flauger) Malueg. Tom was raised in the Gresham area and went to Bowler High School. He was involved with the Bowler FFA as a young man, and his family attended Elias Lutheran Church in Gresham. He was united in marriage on April 10, 1976, to Rose A. Grunewald at Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline. The couple made their home in Caroline. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for many years doing road construction all around the state. Tom was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local 139. He also was an active member for years at Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline.

For quite some time, Tom enjoyed playing first base with the Tilleda White Sox and the Caroline Cougars. Besides playing and watching BABA baseball, Tom was an avid deer hunter and fisherman, especially ice fishing. His wonderful sense of humor and easy-going personality led him to become an auctioneer for numerous Caroline Lions and Gresham FFA events. He even built a wagon for a team of horses to be used to transport relatives each year for the Colorama. Tom loved music and playing the humstrum for parties at Hidden Valley Supper Club and the Caroline Ballroom. His other interests included canning dill pickles, which he donated for local fundraisers, and going for coffee most mornings at the Shell Station in Marion.

Tom will be remembered most as a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Rose; two children, Aaron (Shawn) Malueg and April (Barry) Grimm, both of Caroline; and one grandson, Thomas Grimm. There is one brother, Ronnie (Cookie) Malueg, of Caroline; a sister, Margorie (Robert) Reedy Sr., of Gresham; a brother-in-law, Ivan Heins, of Gresham; and a sister-in-law, Diane Cerveny, of Shawano. Tom is further survived by two sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and lots of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Roger Wruck; his father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Evelyn (Redman) Grunewald; two sisters, Diann Malueg and Evyon Heins; and a brother, Cal Cerveny.

The funeral service will be on Monday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline. The Rev. Craig Nehring will officiate, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

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