Thomas Kren

     Thomas Kren, 59, of Neillsville died Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in a tractor-semi accident south of Neillsville.

     Thomas Scott Kren was born June 29, 1962, in Neillsville, the son of Kenneth and Lois (Bemis) Kren. He attended school in Neillsville, graduating from Neillsville High School in 1980. He then attended Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Amery and earned a degree in dairy herd management. On Nov. 28, 1981, Tom was united in marriage to Sherry Klein at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. Together they raised four children while farming on the Kren family farm. Tom was named a “State Farmer” in 1980. In 1990, they purchased the family farm, and Tom and Ken farmed together until Ken’s death in 2012. Tom and Sherry eventually divorced, and later he married Diane Wilson on Aug. 27, 2011, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greenwood.

     Tom was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. He was a Knights of Columbus member and a member of the Motorhead Mafia and the Granton Antique Tractor Club.

     Tom loved his family and his hobby, besides farming, was spending time with them. He was a wonderful, kind loving man who was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He loved attending auctions, and he enjoyed classic cars.

     Tom is survived by his wife, Diane; five children, Michael (Ashley) Kren of Eau Claire, Matthew (Tiffany) Kren of Eau Claire, Adam (Mindy) Kren of Neillsville, Deacon Alex Kren of Neillsville and Ben (Leah) Wilson of Granton. He is further survived by eight grandchildren, Jasmine Kren, Clayton and Keenan Kren, Kennedy, Kayson and Reagan Kren and Brennan and Lylah Wilson; his mother, Lois Kren of Neillsville; a brother, Tim (Tammy) Kren of Osseo; his ex-wife, Sherry (Tim) Hickey of Neillsville; and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melanie Kren; his father, Kenneth; and a sister, Sandy Reed.

     A Mass of Christian burial for Tom was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The celebrant was Fr. Greg Michaud. Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the catholic church.

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     Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted Tom’s family with funeral arrangements.

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