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.Thomas A. Hoida.

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

.May 29 to May 30, 2013.
.Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Thomas A. Hoida, entered eternal peace on May 27, 2013. Born May 31, 1952 to Marvin and Lucille (Pawlak) Hoida in Oconto Falls, he moved to Green Bay at an early age. He graduated from Preble High School with the class of 1970 where he met the love of his life Ann Jolly. They were married June 16, 1972. Tom worked for Pauly Cheese right out of high school and decided to return to school to get his degree when the local factory closed. He received a degree in Civil Engineering Technology from NWTC and worked in that field until his illness. Tom enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time outdoors and sitting by the campfire up north.

Living on to honor Tom's memory are: his devoted wife, Ann of Abrams; his son, Scott (Danielle) and children Alec, Wesley and Olivia, Sobieski, WI; his son, Jacob (Shannon) and children Maddie, Mara and Macy, Verona, WI; his brother, Wayne (Bobbie), Green Bay, WI; brother, Ronald (Debbie), Crivitz, WI; sister-in-law, Jane Blake (Dave), New Berlin WI; Members of Ann's family who will grieve his death include his mother-in-law, Marjorie Schwartz, Green Bay, WI; two brother-in-laws, Roger (Janine) Jolly, Trinidad; Jim (Sandy) Jolly, Green Bay. He will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Tom joins in heaven his parents, Lucille and Marvin; brother, David; father-in-law, Jack Jolly

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Celebration of Life 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

Tom was blessed to have many wonderful family and friends in his life. Their vast outpouring of love and support has been truly remarkable and will never be forgotten. We want to especially thank those who came every week to visit with Tom. A special thank you to Dr. Jules Blank and the entire staff of Green Bay Oncology plus the Unity Hospice staff for their care and compassion in his final days.