Thomas John Ready was born in Watertown on April 20, 1952, son of John and Dorothy May (Pagel) Ready.
He graduated Watertown High School in 1970. He lettered in track all four years there.
Tom bartended and worked in hospitals in Milwaukee and Dallas. For the last 20 years, he drove a taxi in Dallas. An ironic note was that he was diagnosed with cancer at the first hospital he worked at in Dallas. In his free time, he enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, NASCAR, and shooting pool.
Survivors include a special friend; Laura Grack of Levelland, Texas; two brothers, Larry (Debbie) and Jeff (Chris) Ready; a sister, Sharon (DJ) Thomsen, all of Watertown; a brother-in-law; Gary Housner of Elroy, WI, along with nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Housner, and a niece Angel Elizabeth Kutzke.
Funeral services for Tom will be held on Friday, May 4th at 2:30 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home, with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Watertown.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to St. Bernard’s Church in Watertown or to the family. The family would like to thank Rainbow Hospice and UW Health Services for their care of Tom.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.