Lowell E. Thoms

August 16, 1947 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Lowell Thoms Obituary

Lowell Everett Thoms, age 76 passed away peacefully at home on December 30, 2023. He was born on August 16, 1947 in Sioux City, Iowa to the late Erving and Hildegard (Burt) Thoms. After graduating from Butternut High School, Butternut, Wisconsin, Lowell joined the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter mechanic. After returning home he married Janice Helberg on July 5, 1969. They enjoyed 54 years together before she passed away on September 20, 2023. Lowell went on to school at MSOE and earned an Associate Degree in Mechanical Design. He worked for Kimberly Clark for over 20years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping and was involved in the Boy Scouts and the 4-H Club. He was a skilled woodworker and leather crafter. Lowell is now reunited with his beloved Janice.

He is survived by his children; Shane (Samantha) Thoms, Craig (Monica) Thoms and Pamela (Will) Westlund, grandchildren; Brandon Thoms, Evelyn and Ethan Thoms, Reilly and Emerson Westlund. Lowell is further survived by his brothers; Erving (Marilyn) Thoms Jr. and Gary (Debbie) Thoms, sisters; Karen Godlewski, Carol Walker and Nancy (Daniel) Koch as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death are; his wife, his parents and brothers in law; John Godlewski and Bill Walker.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm with a memorial service and Military Honors to follow at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N Richmond St., Appleton WI. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff from St. Elizabeth Hospital and ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the great care given to Lowell.

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January 11, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Valley Funeral Home
2211 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI 54911

Memorial Service
January 11, 2024

2:00 PM
Valley Funeral Home
2211 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI 54911


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