Fred 'Tom' Tower

Fred Tower, age 77 of Ferryville WI, died Thursday August 22, 2019.

Sample ImageFred Thomas ‘Honest Tom’ Tower, age 77 of Ferryville WI, passed away at home Thursday, August 22, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and caregivers.


Tom was born in LaCrosse WI on October 16, 1941 to John H. and Beulah Raye (Cox) Tower. He was a graduate of DeSoto High School in1959. Tom was employed until his retirement with Crown Cork and Seal. His hobbies included sandblasting houseboats, turkey and deer hunting, setting fish lines and smoking fish. Tom enjoyed his PBR, and he was definitely a FORD man, who loved his pets. Tom and Miya enjoyed the occasions when family came to visit. God bless our memories of Tom Tower.


He is survived by his daughters; Jill Cleven, Cindy VanGundy, and Dawn (Tony) Paletta, his grandchildren; Katerina Hoff, Michelle (Tim) Murphy, Joshua (Carli) Paletta, Clay (Teresa Gauger) Brown, Nicole (Adam) Franck, Casey (Randy) Graff, Cheyann (Clay Parrish) Blackburn, and C.J. Lang and 12 great-grandchildren. Tom is further survived by; his sister Bonnie (Jim) Copper, his sisters-in-law Nancy and Lynn Tower, and many nieces and nephews, including Don and James Jr.


Tom is preceded in death by his parents, his daughters Heidi Tower and Teresa Tower-Hoff, and two brothers David and John Tower.


Funeral Services for Tom will be Monday August 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Charlie Fisher will officiate with burial following the service at the Ferryville Cemetery. Friends may attend a Visitation on Monday from 11:00 to 1:00 before the service.


In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials should be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice, in Tom’s name.

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