Tom Paddock, community service leader and businessman, dies

Tom Paddock, left, talks with Sheriff David Beth at the 2009 Westosha Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, just one of many Kiwanis community service projects he was instrumental in organizing.

Tom Paddock, left, talks with Sheriff David Beth at the 2009 Westosha Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, just one of many Kiwanis community service projects Paddock was instrumental in organizing.

Tom A. Paddock

Tom A. Paddock

Tom Paddock, known in Western Kenosha County for his community¬†service¬†through his active role in the Westosha Kiwanis Club as well as for operating the family’s insurance agency in the village named in honor of one of his ancestors, died today, Jan. 15, 2013 unexpectedly at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Pleasant Prairie.

He was 50.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Strang Funeral Home, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) Antioch. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Paddock Lake. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to the Westosha Kiwanis Club in Tom’s memory.

A full obituary is available here.

Friends of Tom Paddocks gathered to lower the flag on the pole outside the offices of Paddock State farm in Paddock Lake Tuesday afternoon.

Friends of Tom Paddocks gathered to lower the flag on the pole outside the offices of Paddock State farm in Paddock Lake Tuesday afternoon.

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  1. Tim Popanda says:

    Tom will be greatly missed, his ability to find humor in any situation was a wonderful trait. I will miss you Tom.

  2. Paul Eisenbraun says:

    A sad day in Paddock Lake. A neighbor and true community leader has been lost to us. RIP TOM, thank you for the memories of your laughter and community support.

  3. Rob Fleming says:

    My heart goes out to Tom’s family on his loss. Tom was one of the best State Farm agents I had ever met. His zest for life and his caring for everyone will be missed. RIP my friend.

  4. Donna Schwanbeck says:

    I don’t think I ever saw Tom without a smile on his face. He loved life. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed by many & replaced by no one.

  5. Jeanette & Anthony Hansen says:

    Very heartbreaking to loose Tom. Wonderful and warm person. Our Agent for over 10 years. You will be missed by everyone in Paddock Lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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