Thomas P. Silver
Published Saturday, January 6, 2007 1:03:26 PM Central Time

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Thomas P. Silver, 84, of N-11050 Lake Road, Ironwood Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, in Ironwood.

He was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Ironwood, son of the late Paul and Veronica (Thomash) Silver, and attended the A.L. Norrie Grade School in Ironwood.

Tom worked in area Civilian Conservation Corps camps prior to entering the U.S. Army and serving in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, receiving, among numerous medals and citations, four Bronze Battle Stars.
Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Ironwood and worked in the North Range, Penokee and Montreal Mines, and retired from White Pine Copper Co. due to ill health in 1974.

Tom was a member of Hurley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1580. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and camping, and fishing on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.

He married the former Mary K. Lauzon on May 28, 1955, in Ironwood. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Gary) Erickson, and Roberta (Stacy) Thiede, both of Ironwood; three step-sons, Herman (Terri) Stone, Ironwood, and Robert (Gene) Stone and Raymond (Kathy) Stone, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren, Nicole Erickson, Clarksville, Tenn., Gary (Toni) Erickson, Oak Grove, Ky., Thomas Erickson, Ironwood, and Loni Thiede, Kenosha, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Paulette Silver, Dec. 11, 1959; and seven sisters, Mary Lonsway, Helen Weymerskirch, Eleanor Silver, Ann Cox, Delores "Jean" Stueland, Veronica Taylor and Virginia "Polly" Rundquist.

In accordance with Tom's wishes, cremation has taken place.
Private graveside services and inurnment will be in Sunset Acres Cemetery, Ironwood Township, at a later date.

Arrangements were with McKevitt-Patrick and Engstrom Funeral and Cremation Services of Ironwood and Hurley.