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Thomas Edward Loebaka

June 3, 1939 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 82)


Thomas Edward Loebaka (Tom) age 82, of Hayward, WI transitioned to be with his wife Diane Loebaka on Monday, August 30, 2021 at his home.

Thomas E. Loebaka was born June 3, 1939 in Joliet, IL the son of Stanley and Emily (Jungels) Loebaka. Tom was raised in Joliet where he graduated from high school in 1957. Soon after graduation Tom join the Army where he served four years as a reserve. Tom than began his career at Fitzgerald’s Furniture Store. Tom had his own business Loebaka’s Carpet and Flooring. Tom lived in Wilmington, IL until he began building his home on the Chippewa Flowage next to his parents’ resort (Loebaka’s Resort) in 1978. This is where he resided full time with his mother Emily beginning in 1984. Tom continued his business in Hayward as an independent contractor with Heart of The North.  He also worked for his Brother-in-Law Bernard and sister Kathy (Loebaka) Tworek at the Moccasin Bar and Hayward Inn as well as doing other job’s.

Tom married his beautiful wife Diane Rose Hanham on September 27, 1986. They were married for 28 beautiful years before Diane was called home. Tom always had a passion for hunting duck, deer, pheasant, and geese. He would spend hours fishing with his wife and family on the Chippewa Flowage. Tom enjoyed volunteering with his wife for Fishing Has No Boundaries. He worked for over 20 years as a Chef for LCO Casino until he retired in 2016. Tom dearly loved his wife and children.

Tom is survived by his three children, Tina Metzger- Braxton of Beloit, WI, Charles Metzger of Sarona, WI, and Nancy Clute of Hayward, WI; nine grandchildren Desiree, Corey, Courtney, Allen, Jordan, Taylor, Alex, Trini-Tee, and Tre-Anna; nine great grandchildren; three siblings Kathleen (Bernard) Tworek of Hayward,WI Stanley (Donna) Loebaka of Iowa City, IA, Carole (Charles) Greer of Morris, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Tom is proceeded in death by his parents and wife Diane.

A private family gathering to celebrate his life will be held a later date. 

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