Thomas J. Gadwell

Thomas J. Gadwell, age 72, a resident of Pleasant Prairie, WI, died Saturday March 7, 2020 at Froedtert South St. Catherine’s Campus.

  Born on September 6th, 1947, he was the son of the late John L. and Margaret M. (Orth) Gadwell.

  Tom was employed at Dairyland Greyhound Park from the day it opened until the day it closed.

   He was an avid Chicago Bears and White Sox fan.  He enjoyed watching old movies with his companion Pat McNamara.

He is survived by his sister Linda (Bill) Knudsen of Kenosha. 

Tom will be missed by friends and many other relatives.

There will be no service.


  1. Sorry to hear about the death of Tom. I have talked to him several times as he answered the phone as I called to talk to pat. Most Recently just a couple weeks ago. We would always carry on lil Conversation. Tom was always very nice to me. Will miss Tom answering the phone. Rest high on that mountain.

  2. Kathy Pullen Caskey March 10, 2020 at 11:11 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of Tom. I will always remember the wonderful times we had during our high school years. We road around in Eric Smith’s dads van scooping the loop and toilet papering friends homes. What fun we had. I will especially remember Tom as a kind, humble person.

  3. Grandpa Tom thank you for being so wonderful to my kids they loved you so much we will miss you greatly always. I am sure my mom greeted you with a giant hug up there playing games with her I am sure. We love you R.I.P

  4. I love you Grandpa Tom and I will really miss you

  5. My condolences to the Orth/Gadwell families. Tom spoke about family members so often. He had great memories from when he was younger and spent so much time with his parents, sister, and cousins.
    Tom thanks for the memories old and new and I will catch you on the Flipside……….PatMac Rest easy big guy……

  6. Although there will be no service you deserve words of kindness and peace.
    You were kind to many, even though had faults. You cared for the one and only (Pat) who was with you. She saw you through it all. And I pray the lord finds you and delivers you to a peaceful place for you were in such pain and pain you should feel no more.
    Tom you will for sure be missed, by all your adopted grand kids and many more! May you Rest In Peace.

  7. A kinder, more gentle man you will never find. I always looked forward to playing against his team in our local Strat-O-Matic Baseball league. My most sincere condolences go out to Pat and Linda and all whose lives, like mine, were impacted by this wonderful man.


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