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Resurrection Funeral Home

40800 Hayes Road, Clinton Township, MI

OBITUARY

Thomas Wenson

May 24, 1949April 8, 2020
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Thomas Wenson, resident of Clinton Township, MI, passed away of complications resulting from lung cancer on April 8, 2020 at the age of 70.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Susan Wenson (Horecka), and his children, Bradley Wenson (Angela), Aleece Tousignant (Keith), and Courtney Frank (Gary). He will be remembered as a loving Papa by his 6 grandchildren; Justin Broderick, Ashley Wenson, Benjamin and Carter Tousignant, and Thomas and Alexander Frank. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond Wenson (Terry) and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother Anna Wenson (Babila), his father Raymond J. Wenson, his step-father, Frank Babila, and his brothers Edward Wenson, Richard Wenson, and Leonard Wenson.

Thomas was born in Warren, MI on May 24, 1949. He attended Servite High School and graduated in 1967. He married his first wife Marilyn Louise Tanner (deceased) shortly after graduation. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan during the Vietnam War working in payroll. He loved to say that his brother, Leonard, was airborne, and he was “chair”borne. While in Okinawa, he welcomed their son, Bradley. After serving, he attended Walsh College and graduated with a degree in Accounting. He worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse for a brief period and later became an accountant for Copper and Brass Sales. After his divorce, he met and married the woman who colored his world, Susan Horecka. Together they had 2 daughters, Aleece and Courtney.

As a boy, Tom’s proudest moment was being chosen to be the announcer at his 8th grade graduation. As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball, horseshoes and later tried his swing at golf, but decided he wasn’t up to par. Tom loved playing cards, cribbage and backgammon. Many tried, but few could beat the King of Backgammon. He loved coffee, camping, and campfires. Tom had a wonderful sense of humor. He went out of his way to talk to others, particularly his fellow veterans. He loved spending time at Frankenmuth and Splash Village. He enjoyed pizza parties with his grandchildren, birthdays and holidays with his family. He frequently sang in the shower. A few of his favorite songs were “My Girl”, “Down in the Boondocks”, and “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”. His grandchildren will always remember him singing “You are My Sunshine” as he said his goodbyes. Now it is time for us to say goodbye. He will always be our sunshine.

A memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at a later date. Cards can be sent to 41866 Amberly Dr., Clinton Township, MI 48038.

  • FAMILY

  • Susan Wenson (Horecka), Wife
  • Bradley Wenson (Angela), Son
  • Aleece Tousignant (Keith), Daughter
  • Courtney Frank (Gary), Daughter
  • Justin Broderick, Grandchild
  • Ashley Wenson, Grandchild
  • Benjamin Tousignant, Grandchild
  • Carter Tousignant, Grandchild
  • Thomas Frank, Grandchild
  • Alexander Frank, Grandchild
  • Raymond Wenson (Terry), Brother
  • And many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother Anna Wenson (Babila), his father Raymond J. Wenson, his step-father, Frank Babila, and his brothers Edward Wenson, Richard Wenson, and Leonard Wenson.

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Services

8 August

Gathering

9:30 am

St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church

41300 Romeo Plank Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038

8 August

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church

41300 Romeo Plank Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038

Memories

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Allison Batarse

April 17, 2020

Uncle Tom was the life of the party. He brought so much joy and laughter to our family with his constant jokes, his sweet smile, and the way he made all of us feel special and loved.

Uncle Tom always had a pot of coffee made, along with his never-ending mug that he kept with him at all times. I remember the sweet nothings he would say to Aunt Susie, and how he was constantly doing a little dance step when we were getting ready to go somewhere or when he was just happy to be there with us. Aleece and Courtney were always teasing him with his hearing aid (I wonder where they learned that from) and he took it like a champ. You could always find him playing backgammon, and he taught many of his amazing tricks to his nieces and nephews. Luis really enjoyed spending some time with him at our last family reunion for Julianne's wedding, and they had a blast hanging out and playing backgammon. We will all miss him terribly.

We are so sorry Aunt Susie, Brad, Aleece, Courtney, and families, and wish we could be there with you. We love you very much and look forward to when we can get together again soon to celebrate Uncle Tom's life and share many more good times.
I can't help but notice how God calls many of His children home during Lent, and I think it's very special that Uncle Tom was called home during Holy Week. I'm sure he is up in Heaven being quite the comedian and look forward to when we can be with him again someday! We love you Wenson Family!

Love, Allie, Luis, Louie, and John Paul

Don Best

April 14, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We had many pleasant visits. Would like to speak to Brad again.

Ann Piazza

April 13, 2020

Tommy is my brother. He is not my in-law. He's the real thing. He was married to my sweet sister, Susie, for 42 years and has been a part of our family ever since. Tom was so amiable and easy to talk to. He was always interested in you as a person and was a great listener. Tom always made you feel special - noticed. He always had a compliment ready, especially for Susie, "my Bride", the love of his life.
His little mannerisms are what endear him to me now. They stand out more than a specific memory; His smile, the twinkle in his eye when he kidded you; the little dance step he'd do when he was happy and ready to go somewhere; the look he'd give you when he was patiently waiting for Susie to be ready to get out the door. The add on comments he'd make as Susie and I gabbed on the phone.
He loved to play games, especially backgammon, cards or horseshoes. Whenever we were together as a family he was happy to play a game of backgammon in the corner, talking smack, while everybody else was being rowdy and boisterous in the next room. During our last time together, he was determined to teach me the intricacies of the game, the percentages and statistics around every roll and every move. I could see his accountant mind was activated every time the dice was rolled. I finally told him I don't want to work that hard to play the game - let's just play. We started the weeks' play with me bragging how I beat my son and husband recently when playing the game. He proceeded to allow me to win two games, praising me for my skill. The following ten games he proceeded to beat the tar out of me. What a shark he was!
Tom and I talked about our faith whenever we were together. I know he is experiencing Heaven now and is free from suffering and pain. His death during Holy Week is significant. God's mercy lifted him up to be with Him at the joyous celebration of Easter in his Holy Kingdom. I love you and will never forget you my sweet brother.

Heather Runde

April 11, 2020

Oh where to begin... I am so incredibly heartbroken over the passing of Mr. Tom. He was such a kind and gentle soul. I would always see him out on the porch and he’d yell over and say ”Hi sweetie, how are you?” just that simple gesture would make my day that much brighter. After losing my Dad (who love chatting with Mr. Tom on the porch while having a beer and a smoke), Mr. Tom became like my second Dad. The Wenson’s have been like family to me since I moved in next door in 1998. Mrs. Sue, Brad, Aleece, and Courtney I’m am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I love you all. Please know you are all in my prayers.

Love,
Heather

Aleece Spalding

April 11, 2020

Tommy always brought a smile to everyone’s face. He had a gentle soul that was welcoming and kind and loving. He endured some setbacks in his life with grace and humility. He loved his family and his wife with an enduring kind of love. And he always made us, his extended family, feel special and welcome. He made us laugh at all of our family reunions, and his chuckle warmed my heart. One of my favorite times with Tommy was our trip to Grand Cayman to celebrate his and Susie‘s 40th wedding anniversary. He warned us that he had never been in the ocean and intended never to go in. But after a little coaxing at the pool bar overlooking the ocean, he agreed to going on a boat trip to see the stingrays. His delight when he saw them and interacted with them, yes, in the ocean, was hilarious! He hammed it up for the photographers and his audience in the boat! He was a hoot! And he went in the ocean again later that week at 7 mile beach! He is our favorite adventurer! We love him and always will, I can’t wait to be together again in heaven with him.

Mandy Spalding

April 11, 2020

We love you so much, Uncle Tommy! From floating down the river telling the story of the Dogman to getting us the “Michigan discount” on the NC Outer Banks, we will always treasure all of the laughs we shared with you!

Nancy and Mark Senatore

April 11, 2020

Dear Susie and Family,
Our lives are so much richer because of our time spent with Tommy. We will always treasure his warmth, kindness, wit, and his interest and concern for others. When Tommy was at any gathering, we knew it would be an event to remember. Thank you for sharing him with us for all these wonderful years.
With love,
Mark and Nancy

Joe Piazza

April 10, 2020

Favorite memories of uncle Tommy include him teaching me how to play backgammon. I still refer to a block that keeps a player on the bar as a “Tommy block” - he truly is the best player I’ve ever played. He was a card shark too.

I will never forget the time we had a family reunion in Michigan - courtney and Aleece use to make the static sound in his hearing aid ear, he’d adjust the volume louder, and then they'd sneak up on him and make a loud noise to scare him! 😂

Even when he slipped out for a cigarette break, you would walk outside and call him out about smoking and he’d immediately act shocked he had the cigarette in his hand and he’d say “how did that get there!” 😂

I will miss his sense of humor the most.

I’ll never forget his laugh and smile. Truly one of the happiest people you’ll ever meet, and one of my favorite uncles. Best attitude on life you can have. Love you Uncle Tommy.

Cristin Lentine

April 10, 2020

I grew up with the Wensons. Tommy was so full of life. My greatest memories are of when I was a kid and we'd go to Susie and Tommy's house. They played endless hours of Euchre and my mom would try to beat Tommy at backgammon. I couldn't wait until I was old enough to drink their "special" SLUSH.

I love you all. You're like family to me. I'll miss Tommy so very much.

John Wenson

April 10, 2020

Oh my where to begin.. I can go on forever but most importantly to me UncleTommy did a great job in stepping up when his Brother Dick (my Dad) passed away at a an early age. Uncle Tommy and me grew in to good friends he was a great Horseshoe player but an even better Trash Talker a skill that all Wenson’s seem to excel at. And of course my ability to shoot Crown has deep roots with both Uncle Tommy and the never to be forgotten Uncle Rollo
I love you and miss you so much already. Have fun with all your brothers and of course all our other family that got there before you. And keep a look out for the rest of us when we come to stay.

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Biography

Thomas Wenson, resident of Clinton Township, MI, passed away of complications resulting from lung cancer on April 8, 2020 at the age of 70.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Susan Wenson (Horecka), and his children, Bradley Wenson (Angela), Aleece Tousignant (Keith), and Courtney Frank (Gary). He will be remembered as a loving Papa by his 6 grandchildren; Justin Broderick, Ashley Wenson, Benjamin and Carter Tousignant, and Thomas and Alexander Frank. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond Wenson (Terry) and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother Anna Wenson (Babila), his father Raymond J. Wenson, his step-father, Frank Babila, and his brothers Edward Wenson, Richard Wenson, and Leonard Wenson.

Thomas was born in Warren, MI on May 24, 1949. He attended Servite High School and graduated in 1967. He married his first wife Marilyn Louise Tanner (deceased) shortly after graduation. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan during the Vietnam War working in payroll. He loved to say that his brother, Leonard, was airborne, and he was “chair”borne. While in Okinawa, he welcomed their son, Bradley. After serving, he attended Walsh College and graduated with a degree in Accounting. He worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse for a brief period and later became an accountant for Copper and Brass Sales. After his divorce, he met and married the woman who colored his world, Susan Horecka. Together they had 2 daughters, Aleece and Courtney.

As a boy, Tom’s proudest moment was being chosen to be the announcer at his 8th grade graduation. As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball, horseshoes and later tried his swing at golf, but decided he wasn’t up to par. Tom loved playing cards, cribbage and backgammon. Many tried, but few could beat the King of Backgammon. He loved coffee, camping, and campfires. Tom had a wonderful sense of humor. He went out of his way to talk to others, particularly his fellow veterans. He loved spending time at Frankenmuth and Splash Village. He enjoyed pizza parties with his grandchildren, birthdays and holidays with his family. He frequently sang in the shower. A few of his favorite songs were “My Girl”, “Down in the Boondocks”, and “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”. His grandchildren will always remember him singing “You are My Sunshine” as he said his goodbyes. Now it is time for us to say goodbye. He will always be our sunshine.

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