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Dr. Tom Krembs

September 4, 1930 December 14, 2023
Dr. Tom Krembs
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Obituary for Dr. Tom Krembs

Dr. Tom Krembs, 93, of Merrill, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill.


Eugene Thomas Krembs was born September 4, 1930, in Merrill, son of the late Dr. Eugene Alexander and Dorothy (Seicheck) Krembs. He attended school at St. Francis Xavier School, graduated from Merrill High School with the class of 1948. Tom then studied at St. Norbert College and graduated from Marquette University Dental School in 1958.


Dr. Tom started his dental practice with his dad, Dr. Eugene Krembs. Acquired Dr. Peroutky’s dental office on West Main Street in Merrill from 1959 through 1962. Volunteered dental services for Mary Knoll Missionaries serving in Guatemala for a short term in 1963. Staffed the office of Athens Medical-Dental Center in Athens from 1963 through 1971. He established Krembs Dental Office in Wausau in Meyer Lotz Bldg. from 1972 through 1980. In the 1970’s, Dr. Tom was also on staff at a dental clinic on the Menominee Reservation. Served as dentist at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill, for 15 years. Dr. Tom kept office hours in Merrill and Irma until retiring in 2009.


In 1993, by the Board of Trustees of the Wisconsin Dental Association, Dr. Tom was honored with the Dental Care for Older Persons Award. He was a dedicated and an outstanding contributor for the oral health of the elderly.


In 1967 and 1968, Dr. Tom participated in the Fantasticks and Bye Bye Birdie productions put on by the Wausau Community Theater. In the 1960’s, he started Video Recorders Intl. for broadcast productions. Dr. Tom enjoyed being organist for many weddings, funerals, and services.


Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth (Garret) Perry; cousins, Barbara (Matt) Matter, Debbie Gilani, David (Patti) Banks, J.P. (Kathy) Banks, and Kathy Banks; longtime special friends, Warren and Marlene Schmidt; and many great patients and great neighbors.


Dr. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Eugene Krembs and Dorothy (Seicheck) Krembs; and aunts and uncles, Edgar and Mae (Seicheck) Wieseke, Emil Krembs, Fr. Phil Krembs, Richard Krembs, John Krembs, Lenore (Krembs) Banks, Robert Banks, and Nader Gilani.


The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 P.M., Noon, Thursday, January 4, 2024, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill. Father Mariadas Vallabhaneni will preside. The burial will take place in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in celebration and thanksgiving of Dr. Tom to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – 1708 E. Tenth St., Merrill, WI; Pine Crest Nursing Home – 2100 E. Sixth St., Merrill; or the Merrill Historical Society – 100 E. Third St., Merrill.


Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com

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9:00 AM 1/4/2024 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/4/2024 11:00:00 AM
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home

903 E. Third St.
Merrill, WI 54452

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903 E. Third St. Merrill 54452 WI
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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Tenth Street
Merrill, WI 54452

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
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United States
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