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Thomas W. Pigeon passed away at a local hospital Thursday, March 10, 2017 after a short illness. He was born August 24, 1940 to the late Dallas and Alma Pigeon. Tom attended Saint Peter and Paul grade school, graduated from Premontre High School and Saint Norbert College and earned his Master’s Degree from Northern Michigan. He taught at Abbot Pennings High School for 28 years and ended his 40 year career at De Pere High School in 2002. He married Bonnie Vande Hei on June 14, 1969. Together they raised two children Nicole and Christopher.
Tom was a member of Green Bay Exchange Club serving as Secretary and President. After retiring he enjoyed going for morning coffee. He was a terrific cook, enjoyed gardening, spending time at the family cottage and taking care of his grandchildren, the highlight of his life. He will be remembered for his generosity and kindness to everyone he met and will be forever remembered as the “Best Shit”!
He is survived by his wife Bonnie, his children Nicole (Terry) Bunker and their children Nathan, Ellie, Allen, and Melissa. Christopher (Jenny) Pigeon and their children Jacob, Jackson, Matthew and Mazie. His brother Doug (Judy) Pigeon and sister Linda (Mike) Hickey. His nieces and nephews: Michele (Dale) Le Tourneau, Joe (Linda) Pigeon, Karen (Brian) Karthauser, Todd (Mary) Hickey, and Jason (Anne) Hickey. Also surviving are his great nieces and nephews, Bonnie’s ‘sister” Lynda (Joe) Privett, his lifelong friends “The Gang” and his many friends he met throughout his life.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and Bonnie’s parents Bon and Betty Vande Hei.
Friends may call after 4:00PM Wednesday March 15, 2017 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere. A short memorial; service will be held at 7:00PM. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the nurses and doctors at St, Mary Hospital, especially the ICU group for their compassionate care and treatment of Tom and to the family.


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Visitation

Wednesday

15

Mar

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory

305 N. Tenth St
De Pere, WI 54115

Service

Wednesday

15

Mar

7:00 PM
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory

305 N. Tenth St
De Pere, WI 54115

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