Thomas R. Holbrook, 68 of Eau Claire passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Dove Healthcare West.

Tom was born on July 4, 1947 to Percy and Phyllis (Crabtree) Holbrook in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was a longtime employee of the city of Eau Claire and after retirement held many jobs in the Chetek area. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching the Packers.

Tom is survived by his sons, Craig (Rochelle) Holbrook and Travis (Kirsten) Holbrook; grandchildren, Brandon Holbrook, Justin Holbrook, and Holly Holbrook; sisters, Sandra (Wayne) Geist, Susan (Richard) Johnson, Shirley Barnhardt, and Percine (David) Nichols; and many nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wilbur Holbrook; sister, Sharon (John) Cain; and brother-in-law, Richard Barnhardt.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at Saving Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor David Irgens officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow the services at Brunswick Cemetery.


  1. I was an old friend of Toms and my entire family loved him and for yrs.Tom was considered one of the family. I spoke with Tom in his final days and was able to tell him how sorry i was about his illness and to tell him i loved him. Tom dated my first cousin and they periodically seen each other during the yrs. Still hanging on to the love they had when they were young. They were together via cell phone or text messages to be there for each other in his final days.That was a wonderful thing for them both. My sincere codolences to Toms family. He was so proud of his boys and grandchildren. I live in madison and will not make services due to health problems myself. May god speed and my prayers go out to all loved ones in his life. We will miss tom. Thank You.

  2. Please extend our deepest condolences to your family on the death of your father. May you find peace in Gods comfording words found in Isaiah 41:13.

  3. I got to know Tom in grade school at field day. We always had alot to talk about when we ran into each other. Tom and Jim Campbell were my favorite dance partners when Jacks Place had music. My memories of Tom always make me smile. So sorry about his passing

  4. I extend my deepest sympathy to Tom’s family. I was a classmate of his in high school (Becki Johnson) and my daughters ( the Rupp girls) went to school with Travis & Craig. We were unaware of his illness and so sorry to learn of his passing. Prayers and condolences are with you all today.

  5. To the family of Tom,
    I wish to express me sympathy of the passing of your brother.
    I remember all the good times we had walking to and from Mt. Hope grade school and the years after on the bus riding to high school.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
    My deepest sympathy.
    Lois Dohms

  6. I am very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Many good times with our friend Tom and his family at the “old” Pokegama Inn in Chetek. My condolences to his sons and family.

  7. Was very sad to hear of Tommy’s passing, but when I thought about him my thoughts brought smiles to my face. I met Tommy when I was a very young girl in Rock Falls WI. at a little church there that would have youth activities. Boy that was a long time ago, we were so young but he is part of my childhood memories. I know I will see him again someday soon. My sympathy for the loss of those that loved him.

  8. My condolences on the on the loss of your father. I have fond memories of him while growing up on the north side.

    Jeff Engelbretson

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