A Family Funeral Home

Thomas "Tom" Allen Statz

December 4, 1938 - May 26, 2024
Racine, WI



Tuesday, June 25, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
St. Edward Catholic Church
1401 Grove Ave.
Racine, WI 53405


Tuesday, June 25, 2024
11:00 AM CDT
St. Edward Catholic Church
1401 Grove Ave.
Racine, WI 53405


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Special Olympics Attn. Web Gifts
2600 Virginia Ave NW 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20037

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P O Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD 21741

Veteran's Outreach Center
1624 Yout St.
Racine, WI 53404

Life Story / Obituary


Thomas A. Statz, age 85, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024, at Oak Park Place, Oak Creek. He was born in Madison, WI, on December 4, 1938, son of the late Matthias and Freida (Nee: Wirth) Statz.

Tom was a graduate of UW Madison, receiving his degree in landscape architecture. He proudly served his country in the US Navy. On October 7, 1967, he was united in marriage to Joan Myszkowski who preceded him in death on August 27, 2014. Tom was employed by Racine County as the Park and Planning Director.

Tom was a longtime member of St. Edward Catholic Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trap shooting. He also found great pleasure solving his crossword puzzles. It was time spent with his family that he cherished most.

He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by his sons, Jeffrey (Darla) Statz of Oconomowoc, and Timothy (Kathleen) Statz of Oak Creek; 5 grandchildren, Hannah, Tyler, Thomas, Katelynn, and Allison; sister-in-law, Beverly Statz Haen; nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Agnes and Bernard Myszkowski; siblings: Christine (Albert) Herfel, James (Lois) Statz, Bill Statz, Joseph (Barbara) Statz; and in-laws: Jerome (Lorraine) Myszkowski, Ben (Elaine) Myszkowski, Betty (Alex) Muza, and James (Barb) Myszkowski.

A Memorial Mass celebrating Tom’s life will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday June 25, 2024, at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family for Visitation, Tuesday, 10:00 am until time of Mass at the church. Private interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, town of Dover. Memorials to Special Olympics, Michael J. Fox Foundation, or to the Veteran’s Outreach Center are suggested in lieu of flowers.

A very special thank you to the staff at Oak Park Place for their loving and compassionate care.