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Thomas Wilhelm

In Loving Memory

Wilhelm, Thomas “Kaiser”

August 19, 1932 - November 18, 2023


Tom “Kaiser” Wilhelm passed on November 18th, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born August 19th 1932 in St Louis, MO.  He was the beloved husband of Kathleen Wilhelm (Richter).  Dear father to Marie (Kevin) Grubb, Betty Wilhelm, Anne (Tony) Knittig, Tom (April) Wilhelm, Ed (Tana) Wilhelm and Daniel (Jennifer) Wilhelm; dear son of the late Jacob and Agatha Wilhelm; dear brother  of the late Robert (Lois) Wilhelm, Louis (Shirley) Wilhelm, Herb (Betty) Wilhelm, Jean (Paul) Duenwald, and Ceil (Pat) McSalley.   Tom was the grandfather to 16 wonderful children and 4 amazing Great-Grandchildren.

Tom was always full of life.  Dedicated father and was always around to help the kids.  He loved to ride his bike and taking the grandkids to the pool.  He will always be remembered by all who came by the house would be greeted with the phrase “you need a sandwich, hotdog, hamburger.”   His love for all the people he met will be something that is truly missed by everyone that got to know him.  Tom was a man of incredible character known for his outgoing spirit and his love for his kids and grandkids.  His presence brought a smile to the room and comfort to all that had the pleasure of know him.



Wake will be at Kutis Funeral Home on Monday November 27th from 4-8.  Funeral service mass will be held at Mary Queen of Peace at 10am on Tuesday November 28th.


4 thoughts on “Wilhelm, Thomas “Kaiser””

  1. always a smile,liked joking it up, good Scout leader,

    Knights of Columbus-tried to make me eat tootsie rolls

    ask others about his pasta cooking at one of our dinners!

    a good friend

  2. Uncle Tom; Thanks for all the love, laughter, dignity, and grace you brought into our lives. Please tell Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Herb, Uncle Bob, Aunt Jean, Aunt Ceil, and my Dad Lou, how much we love and miss you. But above all, please pray for us and with us and our Blessed Mother Mary so that our wonderful family will one day be with you in the loving arms of Jesus in Heaven too. Rest in peace…
    Luanne, Vince, and the entire Runco family

  3. Dear Uncle Tom, you were by far one of my favorite uncles. Every minute of my life that I was with you, was happy. From the time I was 6 and you helped us get out of trouble in Grandma’s basement for knocking something over (it was Greg’s fault) to all the picnics, party’s and great times at Camp Solidarity. I never once saw you get angry. You showed me how to live life to the fullest, the parts when I behaved anyway. You truly lived the Joy of the Gospel, a real man of Christ. We all miss you dearly, Uncle Tom, and I know you’ll have a baloney sandwich for me when we meet again.

    -Nephew John


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