Tommy Lewis Stehlik
On Sunday 22nd 2023, Tommy Lewis Stehlik, 66 , passed way at home, next to his family that he loved.
Tommy was born at St Mary's hospital on June 4th 1956, in South Dakota. He was the sixth son and eighth child of 10 kids from Frank and Dorothy Helen. Tom grew up in Minnesota on a farm until he enlisted in the Navy and after serving 20 plus years he retired. One of his post being the SS WICHITA. He met his 1st wife Lydia, who would pass away from cancer after 33 yrs of marrige. They had no children.
Later Tom married Sandra Pantos after meeting her at a BBQ where they fell in love that night. Two weeks later they were married and Tom welcomed her children like his own, Alexandra and Jeff Hite (Las Vegas) Sara'Nicole and Jason Prock (Maryland) and Michael Czaruk III , who is proceeded in death. He had 8 grandkids and 4 great grandkids. He was the best POPS anyone could ask for. Tom always said he was a just a simple sailor but to his family he was more then that he was a blessing. No one could ever make Sandi smile like he did.
Services are Friday February 3rd, 2023 at 10:40 a.m. at the Boulder City Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Myasthenia.org.
In Tom's own words:
"Death is not the end, It is a new beginning, A journey to places unseen. Behold, The sea calls me home.'