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Tom Kenneth Knickelbein, 53, of Necedah, died April 6, 2019, at his home.

Tom was the son of Kenneth and Mary (Baumgart) Knickelbein and was born on June 17, 1965, in Mauston. Tom was raised in the Necedah area and received most of his education from the Necedah Public School. Tom was active in football, baseball, and wrestling during school. When Tom was a junior in high school his family moved to Cadiz, Kentucky and he graduated from Trigg County High School.

Tom was united in marriage to Katherine S. Preston on Feb. 10, 1990, at the Cadiz United Methodist Church in Kentucky. In 1991, Tom and Katherine moved back to the Necedah area.

Tom was an avid outdoors man, who was very active in the Necedah Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the New Lisbon Sport Club. He enjoyed bowhunting, fishing, and his true passion was waterfowl hunting. Tom was an excellent Woodcarver with many different carvings, he especially liked carving wood ducks.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine of Necedah; a daughter, Sarah (Matthew Roberts) Knickelbein of Wisconsin Rapids; a brother, Kristan (Jaye) Knickelbein of Cadiz, Kentucky; a sister, Tonitte (Mike) McCurry of Tennessee; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. April 13, 2019, at the Necedah Veterans Hall, 105 Plum St., Necedah. Military Honors will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Necedah Veterans Hall. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services. For online condolences visit harefuneralhome.com.