Thomas Allen Abresch

Thomas Allen Abresch

Thomas Allen Abresch, 71, of Palm Bay, FL went to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by his family on October 21, 2017.

A Celebration of Life was held August 5, 2017 where Tom was able to spend the day with his family and friends.


A private graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.


Thomas was born on August 28, 1946 to George and Iva (Cook) Abresch in Iowa City, IA. On September 23, 1967 he was united in marriage with Ruth Berntgen.


Tom’s life was filled with the love for the Lord. His greatest joy was sharing this love for the Lord with his children and grandchildren.  Tom loved to travel and tell others about Jesus. He was previously employed at Illinois Central Railroad, Dubuque Packing Company, and Kreilkamp Trucking. After Tom retired he enjoyed volunteering at Victory Baptist Press in Milton, Florida, where he and Ruth helped print Spanish Bibles. He was a member of First Baptist of South Brevard in Melbourne, Florida.  Tom was a Deacon, he worked with Reformers Unanimous, and was a founding member of Servants of the Savior Motorcycle Club.


Tom is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Ruth Abresch; 3 daughters, Wendy (Wayne) Sherwood of Randolph, Gina (Curt) Arndt of Juneau, Jennifer (Richard) Bland of Reeseville; 8 grandchildren; brothers Leroy (Edna) Abresch, Larry (Rose) Abresch, Daniel (Pat) Abresch; step siblings, George Abresch and Jody Singleterry. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marian Abresch, Clara Kline, Judith Cady; and brothers, David Abresch and Michael Abresch.


If desired, memorials may be directed to Tom’s family and mailed to the Koepsell-Murray

Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.


Tom’s family would like to thank the staff at Agrace Hospice for their love and care in Tom’s final days.


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