Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Thomas J. Ready
Service: April 30, 2015
Thomas J. Ready
Thomas J. Ready, 69, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Friday at 1:00 pm at Hafemeister Funeral Home. Relatives and friends may gather at the Funeral Home on Friday from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Hafemeister Funeral Home. Burial will be in the St. Bernard’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to Rainbow Hospice.
Thomas J. Ready was born on December 18, 1945 in Watertown, son of Thomas (Joe) and Alma (Nell) Ready. He was a graduate of Watertown High School. He married Marilyn (Riedl) Ready on January 28, 1967. She preceded him in death on January 5, 1990. On August 31, 1996, he married Kathy Brennecke in St. Bernard’s Chapel. Thomas was a valued employee of Lindberg Hevi-Duty for more than 25 years.
Tom loved the week each summer that he and Kathy took the kids and grandkids to the Dells. He and Kathy took great pride in the yearly renewal of their flower bed. He loved the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Badgers which he passed on to his children and grandchildren. At anytime, if you went to his house and one of the teams was playing, you could always find him listening to them on WTMJ. He thoroughly enjoyed the game of golf and being able to play it.
He is survived by his wife and best friend Kathy Ready; a son, Jeffrey (Rochelle) Ready of Watertown, WI; a daughter, Jacqueline (Timothy) Frey of Johnson Creek, WI; a son Todd (Kathy) Brennecke of Watertown, WI; a daughter Victoria (Leonard) Toebe of Johnson Creek, WI. He is also survived by grandchildren, Tyler Frey, Ashley Frey, Andrew Ready, Patricia Ready, Alexandra Scheiber, Jacob Brennecke, Samantha Brennecke, Carly Rae Brennecke, Morgan Toebe, Samuel Toebe, and Madeline Toebe. He is further survived by sisters and brothers Joey Kaul of Beaver Dam, WI; Nancy (Kay) Buchert of Beloit, WI; Vincent (Connie) Ready of Escondido, CA; Mike (Dawn) Ready of Watertown, WI; Pat (Deb) Ready of Stoughton, WI; Carmel (Cliff) Lueck of Watertown, WI; sister-in-laws Marion King of Watertown, WI; Virginia Powers of Columbia, SC; Gloria (Albert) Valle of Brownsville, WI; Betty (Jerry) Keeser of Watertown, WI; brother-in-laws Don (Linda) Zillmer of Birchwood, WI; Ken Riedl of Watertown, WI; Rick (Lee) Riedl of Grand Rapids, MI; Bob (Lorraine) Riedl of Kendall, WI as well as other friends and relatives and his beloved dog Miss Ellie.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Alma Ready; wife Marilyn (Riedl) Ready; brother Robert Ready; brother-in-law Thomas Kaul; step-mother Bertha (Weisenrieder) Ready; niece Kathy Kaul.
The family would like to thank the staff of Rainbow Hospice for all their help and care.
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