Thomas W. O’Laire,

Thomas W. O’Laire, 87, of Fond du Lac, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at home.


He was born on November 14, 1925, in Milwaukee, a son of Jack and Nora Warnke O’Laire.


Thomas served with the United States Army.


On March 25, 1944, he married Jean P. Hinkley.


He retired from the Soo Line Railroad in 1985 and was a gentleman farmer.  He loved fishing, hunting, and gardening.


Thomas was a member of Church of Peace, Fond du Lac.


He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jean; six children:  Ron (Karen) O’Laire, Mike (Mary) O’Laire, Judy (Dick) Marschie, Bill (Julie) O’Laire, Ken (Renae) O’Laire, and Kathy (Ed) Marley; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack O’Laire;


The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, with Rev. Jennifer Dawson officiating.  Burial will be in Ledgeview Memorial Park.


The visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.


Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family,