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March 20, 1932 July 17, 2017
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William Richard Thomas, age 85, of Kenosha, Wisconsin passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 from complications of multiple sclerosis. Bill met his beloved bride, Maude Mae Thomas (nee Doyle) in Chicago and married her 6 weeks later. That union lasted 52 years until her passing in 2007. Bill graduated from Phillips High School, in Phillips, Wisconsin. He then went on to join the Wisconsin National Guard and the United States Air Force serving in the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a purchasing manager and was also the Village Clerk of Silver Lake, Wisconsin. Bill was a Scout Master, Boy and Girl Scout Committeeman, and served as P.T.A. President and Vice President. He leaves behind his daughter, Laurene Williams (Gary); son, William Thomas II (Sharon Huang); son, Dave Thomas (Sheila); grandchildren, Brandy and Joshua Thomas, and sister, Linda Loula and brother-in-law, Joseph Loula. He is preceded in death by his wife, Maude; son, Jon Patrick Thomas and his parents Ruth and Elmer Thomas.

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