Thomas Arthur Vietzke, age 70, of 11209 T65 Road, Rapid River, passed away Thursday July 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm at home surrounded by family following a brief illness.
Thomas was born November 9, 1940 in Escanaba the son of Henry Werner and Cecelia (Bolcerek) Vietzke. Tom was raised in Milwaukee, WI for a short period of time before returning to Rapid River. Tom was a 1959 graduate of Rapid River High School. Following graduation, Tom continued his education at Northern Michigan University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1965.
Tom was united in marriage to the former Sandra Rahoi on June 19, 1965 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Escanaba. They made their home in Rapid River where they raised their four children.