Thomas L. "Tom" Okey

Died: Sun., Apr. 14, 2019


Visitation

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Apr. 17, 2019
Location: St. Charles Catholic Church


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 17, 2019
Location: St. Charles Catholic Church


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Thomas L. "Tom" Okey, age 59, of Cassville, Wisconsin passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Crossing Rivers Health Care in Prairie du Chien, surrounded by his family.  He was born February 25, 1960 in Dubuque, Iowa to Walter and Mercedes (Burkett) Okey. He married Patricia Bay on June 9, 1990, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Seneca.  He owned and operated Okey's Market in Cassville.  Tom was a devoted family man and a lifelong member of St. Charles Parish. He was active in the Knights of Columbus. Tom believed in the importance of supporting one's community and he did that throughout his life.  He served multiple years as the St. Charles Sports Boosters president and volunteered as a coach for youth baseball, basketball, and football.  For several years he was also a member of the volunteer fire department and rescue squad.    
    He is survived by his wife Patricia "Patty" Okey of Cassville. His children; Isaac (Cassandra) Okey of Cassville, Isaiah (Elizabeth McCullick) Okey of Wauzeka, Elijah, Andrea, Ezra, and Erasmus Okey all of Cassville. One brother Louie (Amy) Okey of Birchwood. One sister Barbara (Tim) Willis of Cassville. His Mother in Law; Monica Bay of Cassville, along with many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
    A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial in the Church Cemetery.  Friends may call on Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 P.M. with a Rosary prayer service at 2:30 and Wednesday from 9:30 until time of the services at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  The Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family. Online condolences can be given to www.kendallfuneralservice.com

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Mary and Dick Kiefer
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Patty and Family-so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Dick Kiefer

Steve Walker
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
first met Tom in 1979....while playing softball against the Okey's Supermarket..sponsored by Tom and his Dad.....great bunch of guys.
Even though it was a competitive game....Tom was always smiling and had good things to say...and Tom never changed...always friendly and a great businessman...Cassville is lucky to have the Okey familiy, and Tom will be missed.
Steve Walker

Larry and Kathy Zeeh
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
So sorry for your great loss.

Todd & Julie Whyte
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Patty & Family
We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s earthly journey coming to an end. We will miss him so much. Todd & I will miss hearing him greet us as “The Blacks!”
What a great guy!!

Bob Weber
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. I always enjoyed doing business with him. He was always so kind and welcoming. I always respected Tom for the type of person he was. He will be missed.

Bob Weber

Rich Grybos
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Tom was always friendly & helpful and took time to chat. Cassville will miss him but never forget him.
Hope the words of comfort and support of everyone will bring comfort to the family.

Polly Herbst
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. I first met Tom when I met my husband Brian. We would frequent the market and Brian and Tom would shoot the gift of gab. Brian has also passed away, 8 yrs ago. May God Bless all of you.

Noreen Clark
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the entire family

Benjamin Walter
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019

GARDEN PATH was sent by Ben Walter and Jenna Harske.

The ones that love us, never truly leave us. From Ben Walter and Jenna Harske


Janet (Sanderson) Glasgow
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
To all of the Okey family, but especially to Barb -- this is a voice from the past {old roommate from SW Tech days} My sympathy goes out to all of you as you experience the death of a sibling. Remember the good times and know that he is now watching from above as you continue through your journey. God bless you all.

Lori Pritzl-O'Keefe
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
May Tom live on in your hearts forever. His memories will always keep you strong. My deepest sympathy, Lori Pritzl-O'Keefe

Pete & Kris Horvath
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Prayers and condolences to the entire Okey family. May God grant you peace and strength during this difficult time.
Tom was an upbeat, jovial man who always had time to joke around, taking the time to say hi whenever he saw us in the store. We appreciated him more than he knew. He will be greatly missed by many.


Kathy Larsen
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your loved one. May the many fond memories of the past be with you always in the future.

James B Joy
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Prayers & Strength to the Okey family

Charles r Kazmer
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Charles R. Kazmer, Dennis O'Connell, Andrew Forecki, Luke Meinholz, all our Agents, families and The Womens Care Center. Knights of Columbus field Agent Womens Care Center Charity Fund, W7602 ISLAND CHURCH RD, WATERLOO, WI 53594.

Please know we are praying for your wonderful family during this Holy week and sending our love and support to you all. Charles R. Kazmer, Dennis O'Connell, Andrew Forecki, Luke Meinholz, all our Agents, families and The Womens Care Center. Knights of Columbus field Agent Womens Care Center Charity Fund


Bill & Michelle Ryan
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
I am the sister-in-law of Charles Kazmer and I have been praying for Tom and your family. May God cover you with his peace and send His Mother to console you during this difficult time. We will hold you close in prayer.

Maxine Bebber
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy to all. I remember him, from years ago, as a kind and courteous person, with an amazing smile.
Cherish the memories of a wonderful man.
God bless.

Patricia Walters
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Patricia Walters.

All our love and strength on your new journey. We love you so very much! Patty (Okey), Romaro and Trey Walters


Leland Kulland
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Patty and the family of Tom! Tom was great father, husband, and community member. I met him when I lived in Cassville for six years as superintendent. He was gregarious, plain-spoken, and friendly to strangers like me. I was not a stranger for long to Tom. I so enjoyed working with Tom and love his family. He will be missed!

Nita, Terry, Ryan & Chris McCarthy
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Patty and the Okey family -We are sorry to hear of Tom's passing! Tom was a great guy and had such great love of family & community. Through the years he taught a lot of kids (and probably a few adults) life lessons that they carry with them throughout their lives. His great sense of humor and sarcasm would put a smile on your face & warm your heart on every encounter!! God Bless!

Nita, Terry, Ryan & Chris McCarthy

John & Kimberly Will ~ Birchwood, WI
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Your family will continue to be in our prayers.

Linda Johnson
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda and Dave

Mary Kay hurm
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you Isaac. Mary Kay Hurm

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