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Thomas Ryan Kislow


Thomas Ryan Kislow, 35 of Weston, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Tom passed on Friday, March 2nd, 2012, at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston.  After a courageous 4 month battle with lung cancer, Tom passed peacefully surrounded by his family and friends.

Tom was born March 21st, 1976, in Wausau to Thomas M. Kislow and

Susan (Jehn)Firkus.  He married Jennifer Kleman on September 8th, 2001 at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Hatley, Wisconsin.

Tom dedicated his life to working with kids.  He was a Basketball Official, since High School.  Tom had been a History Teacher and Girl's Softball Coach at Abbotsford High School for seven years.  He was currently Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Antigo High School.

Tom enjoyed camping, sports, and spending time with his wife and his two beautiful daughters.  He held his family and friends close to his heart. 

A special thank you to St. Clare's Hospital staff and doctors for their care and compassion.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer, two daughters, Abigail (7) and Samantha(6);   his parents, Thomas M. Kislow of  Peoria, AZ, and

Susan(Dale)Firkus of Plover, WI; one brother, Tim (AnnMarie) Kislow, Wausau; one step-sister, Valerie Lutz, Plover and one step-brother, Andy(Sarah)  Firkus of Stevens Point, WI.  Tom has 10 nephews,  Elijah, Austin, Dylan, Hunter, Mason, Jonathan, Adam, Owen, Sawyer and Maxwell.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ervin and Phyllis (Ladwig) Jehn; paternal grandparents, Robert and Jeanette (O'Brien) Kislow; and an uncle, Bruce E. Jehn.

Visitation will be held on Saturday March 10, 2012 at St. Ladislaus Church, Hatley, WI from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Prayer service will be at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Tom's dear friend and fellow basketball official, Pastor Jon Payne.

Tom lived by this quote, during his battle with cancer:

                 "Don't give up, don't ever give up".


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