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Steven R. Thomas , Age 74

February 26, 1948 --June 22, 2022

Steven R. Thomas, age 74, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Steve, son of Rex and Audrey (Bazzill) Thomas, was born on Feb. 26, 1948 in Baraboo, WI.

He attended Pleasant Valley and North Freedom Grade Schools and Baraboo High School. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1966 and proudly served until 1968. Steve continued to serve his country by being in the reserves until 1972. During his time in the service, Steve received multiple medals, including the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with bronze star. He worked as a Journeyman Plumber for Schadde Plumbing and Heating his entire career. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Steve will be missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer Thomas (Patrick) of Baraboo, Ben (Jen) Thomas of Baraboo; sisters, Terri Thomas (Denise) of Baraboo, Jackie (Wayne) Vander Zanden of Verona; brother-in-law, Jeff Morton of Lake Delton; sister-in-law, Anne Marie Thomas of Wauwatosa; five grandchildren, Steven Ernst, Brennan Burnell, Ian Thomas, Abigail Thomas and Rain Thomas; one great-granddaughter, Dahlia Ernst; former spouse, Patricia Thomas and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends including close friends, Joe Maraszek and Dean Bothell.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Thomas; sister, Linda Morton and other family members.

Per our father's request a private family memorial will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Friends of Mirror Lake. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank the Columbia County Health Care Center Staff for the compassionate care given to our father.


Jennifer Miller June 24, 2022

Friend Waddell , Arizona

I feel so blessed to have known your dad. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Jennifer and I were inseparable growing up. We practically lived at each other's houses (probably her house more than mine) and her family was my extended family. Her Mom and Dad always made me feel welcome. I always remember Steve (Mr. Thomas) watching John Wayne movies. So many great memories. All my love to you.

David & Carolyn Dallmann June 26, 2022

North Freedom acquaintance Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our deepest sympathy. My brother, David, was in Steve's class. I was a year ahead in Terri's class. Condolences to Steve's family. Dave & Carolyn Dallmann

Nancy Endres June 27, 2022

Friend Madison , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Nancy Endres

William and Laurie Ryan July 13, 2022

Freind Merrimac , Wisconsin

I worked with Steve in the construction field for over a decade, he was a hard worker with a great sense of humor. He will be missed, our prayers for your family!