Thomas J. Biolo

Joseph Biolo, age 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 17th, 2019
on his favorite couch up north. Tom was born on September 10, 1958 to John and
Joan (Geiss) Biolo of Green Bay.  Tom was married to his long-time love,
Lynn (Martens) Biolo for over 35 years. Tom was a kind hearted, simple, and
humble soul who loved his friends and family fiercely. Not only did Tom have a
heart of gold, but he left a lasting impression on anyone he met up until his
final day. 

graduated from
Southwest High School in 1977
where he was an accomplished multisport athlete.  He went on to play
football for the Fighting Sioux at the University of North Dakota where he was
an outstanding quarterback and kicker, as well as an All-American punter –
ultimately earning invitations for multiple professional tryouts. While he
never played hockey, the sport was his passion. He followed Badger Bob Johnson
to Pittsburgh, and became a huge Penguins fan. His love for sports continued on
with his boys Bobby, Paul, and Brian. Tom was often found in the backyard
playing a game of catch or on the ice teaching them how to shoot a puck. While
coaching several years of Tom’s son’s athletic teams, several of the players
and friends say he impacted their lives permanently – serving as a “second dad”
for many.

Tom had
a 35+ year career in radio, the majority of which was spent in the Fond du Lac
and Dodge County, and surrounding areas. He tirelessly built stations from the
ground up, and touched the lives of many of his listeners. He always had time
for anyone who approached him, and will long be known for the positive and
lasting impression he left with everyone he encountered in business. He truly
did things the right way.

Tom loved
being up at the family cabin on Gilas Lake.  He gained many friends in the
north over the past 20 years, and it was there that he developed many new
passions. He spent his time pursuing the things he loved most; hunting,
fishing, splitting wood, and working around the cabin.  Tom enjoyed taking
his grandchildren for Ranger rides through the “80” and sitting on the swing
with Lynn watching them play in the water. He was almost giddy the day before
his death, having had a long day working outside, and getting one last hunt in
his favorite spot. 

Tom and family
were devastated by the loss of their son and brother Paul in October of 2017,
but persevered and strengthened their family bond. With all of his
accomplishments in life, none were greater than his as a husband, father, and

Tom is
survived by his wife, Lynn (Martens); sons, Robert (Lauren), Brian (Vanessa)
and Jenna McAffrey; his five grandchildren, Bennett, Beau, Linley, Lawson and a
new one to come within the next few days. He is further survived by his
mother-in-law, Joyce Martens; brothers, John (Julie) Biolo, Pete (Sunny) Biolo
and Paul (Debbie “Deb”) Biolo and sister Fluffy (Mark) Aerts, brothers-in-law, Mike
(Dana) Martens, Greg (Jenny) Martens and Matt (Kate) Martens, sisters-in-law,
Julie (John) Martens and Renee (Scott) Henning, many nieces, nephews, and

He is
preceded in death by his son, Paul; parents, John and Joan Biolo; sister,
Teresa Biolo; father-in-law, Thomas Martens and brother-in-law, Bobby Martens.

Services: The
visitation will be held at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street, Fond
du Lac, on Tuesday, October 22nd from 3:00-7:00. Following the visitation there
will be a short Celebration of Life at Zacherl Funeral Home. In honor of Tom,
please dress casually in your favorite flannel.

In lieu of flowers, a
memorial will be established in his name.