Thomas G. Westrich

May 18, 1997 ~ June 8, 2018 (age 21)


Thomas George Westrich died Friday, June 8, 2018 at age 21. He was born in Madison on May 18, 1997 to Gregory and Ann (Prihoda) Westrich.

Tom enjoyed life, his family and friends. He was always there to brighten the lives of others, with a goofy joke or witty quip. He truly cared for others and was always willing to help whenever needed.

Tom lived a very fulfilled life that included hunting and fishing and was the happiest in nature. He especially enjoyed the Caribbean Sea. Scuba diving was his respite and being with the sharks always put him at ease. Tom enjoyed playing hockey with his brother on the Waunakee High School team and played trumpet in their marching band. He loved all types of food, but especially enjoyed grilling all meats with his dad on "The Big Green Egg". Tom was also truly gifted and had a knack for anything hands-on. Put a tool in his hand and he could fix or build anything.

Tom was adored by many and will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all of those who were a part of his life.

He is survived by this loving parents Ann and Greg Westrich; his devoted brother David Westrich; grandparents George Prihoda and Tom and Sharon Westrich; uncles, aunts and multiple cousins. Tom will be enjoying eternal life with his grandmother Joyce Prihoda and his uncle Tim Westrich.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. at WINN-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 5785 Highway Q, Waunakee, with Monsignor James Gunn presiding. Family will greet friends from NOON until the time of service.

Tom had many advocates and friends at Connections Counseling in Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Thomas Westrich scholarship at Connections Counseling.

"Live fully, challenge yourself, be kind and generous. Inspire someone, be grateful, take the road less traveled, It's never too late"

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5785 Hwy Q Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597

2:00 PM

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