TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020
VISITATION 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:30 a.m.
PLEASE MEET AT GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (3700 WASHINGTON AVE)
Memorials have been suggested to Grace Lutheran Church.
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RACINE – Mr. Thomas W. Reshan, 97, passed away at his residence on Friday, January 24, 2020.
He was born in Racine on April 12, 1922, the son of Miklos and Julia (nee: Borsh) Reshan. He graduated from William Horlick High School, class of 1940. After high school he served his nation with the US Army Air Corps Transport Command during WWII.
On June 23, 1951 he married Shirley J. Olson at Grace Lutheran Church where they remained lifelong active members. He was also a longtime member of the Gideons.
Mr. Reshan worked with his father at their clothing store, Reshan’s Menswear for 18 years, and then at Sears for the next 20 years, retiring in 1984.
Mr. Reshan loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was also a life member of the Racine Instinctive Bowmen. He enjoyed ballroom dancing with his wife and cherished the time in the company of his family. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and enjoyed an Honor Flight to Washington DC in September of 2010.
In addition to his wife Shirley, he is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Thomas) Garchek of Catawba, NC, Lorie (Jeffrey) Bark of Whitewater, WI; his grandchildren, Kerryann (Colin) Kauffold, Andrew (Kristy) Bark, Thomas Garchek, Julie (Brad) Lussier; his step-grandchildren, Tracy (Mark) Gates, Paul Garchek; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and a sister.
Family and friends are invited to meet at Grace Lutheran Church (3700 Washington Ave.) on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 for a visitation from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. A service celebrating and honoring his life will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Brian Crane officiating. A private interment will take place in West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials have been suggested to Grace Lutheran Church.