Thomas Stone, age 73, of Crescent Lake, passed away on Sept. 1, 2019 under the care of Ascension at Home Hospice. 

Tom was born on March 22, 1946 to William and Ruth (Nickel) Stone. He was married to Donna (Anderson) Bahl on Oct. 3, 1998 at Lane’s Cottage Inn. Tom was a graduate of UW-Stevens Point. He worked for Employers Insurance in Wausau from 1969 until 1994. He then started work at Aspirus Outpatient Rehab until his retirement in 2014. Tom loved nature and doing anything outdoors, especially with his beloved wife, best friend and soulmate at his side. He enjoyed hunting and cross country skiing and participated in nine Birkebeiner races. Tom’s greatest passion, however, was breeding and raising “Stoney Acres Retrievers” puppies. His delight was seeing the joy that the puppies brought to families and the making of lifelong friends. He also treasured seeing all nine of his grandchildren growing up. Tom was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk.

Tom is survived by his wife — Donna Stone of Crescent Lake; children — Todd (Kriss) Stone of Mequon and Sarah (Terry) Mann of Tomahawk; step children- Jessica (Mike) Runyon of Ellsworth, and Josh (April) Bahl of San Diego. He is further survived by nine grandchildren — Macey and Norah Mann, Ben and Allison Stone, Ali, Katie, and Makayla Runyon, and Ryann and Austin Bahl. Tom also leaves behind his first wife and friend, Joan Jackson. Tom is preceded in death by his brother — Butch and sister — Mary.

The Memorial Service for Tom Stone will take place at noon on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk. Pastor Mark Ziemer and Pastor Nancy Richmond will officiate. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon. 

Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.

Memorials are appreciated to the Crescent Lake Association, P.O. Box 265, Rhinelander, WI 54501.