Thomas E. Morrissey

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Thomas Edward Morrissey was born on May 15, 1946, and passed peacefully at home in the loving arms of his wife of 49 years, Joanne (Wellnitz) Morrissey, on Nov. 28, 2017. Tom and Joanne were happily married on June 8, 1968.

He is survived by his children, Sean (Nikki), Sarah (Dereck), and Kevin (Michelle); his loving grandchildren, Alexander, Cobie, Grace, Gabrielle and Mia; as well as his older sister, Lucy and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Viola; brother, Pat; and sisters, Barbara and Dolores.

Tom graduated with multiple degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1968. He entered law school with the highest entry score that the school had received that year. He chose to leave law school after his first year and began working at Mobile Oil Corp. Within his first year, he was offered a position at Xerox starting as a territory sales rep in Illinois and ending as the Midwest branch manager based in Minnesota. After leaving Xerox in 1981, he was hired as CEO and president of Catalog Card Corp., where he successfully guided it into a larger scale, nationwide company called National Information Systems. In 1998, he became the major account manager at Computer Associates, where he mentored many younger up and coming sales people before his retirement in 2008.

Throughout his successful career and into his retirement, Tom enjoyed traveling the world with his wonderful wife and family, he loved the Green Bay Packers, sailing, fishing, reading, hockey, Formula One races — even attending a race in Austria. Above all of that, he loved to spend time with his wife, children and especially his grandchildren.

Tom’s story is one of pure inspiration, starting his journey in a two-room schoolhouse and going on to inspire his children, grandchildren and friends to see beyond the walls of a small country school to the wonders that the world has to offer.

Private family service at his home.