Thomas L. Arnold, age 72, of Janesville died peacefully at his home on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Beloit, WI on March 4, 1945, the son of the late Lloyd and Loretta (Vonesh) Arnold. Thomas graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1964 and married the former Vicky Lynn Stanley. He later married Mary Ann Lipo-Wickham in 1996. Thomas worked for many years as the store manager of the Ace Hardware store on Milwaukee Street in Janesville. Tom enjoyed photography as a hobby, doing mostly portraits and scenery. He developed mostly in black and white, while experimenting with different developing techniques to create interesting effects on photographs.
He is survived by his wife: Mary; his son: Michael (Kim Boyd) Arnold of Janesville; grandchildren: Kassandra Arnold and Karissa Arnold, and her two children: DeSean and Brycen; step-daughter: Kelly (David) Nelson and their children: Ben and Rachel. He is further survived by his two sisters: Priscilla “Penny” Grignon of Beloit and Pamela Vinke of Brodhead, along with many other relatives.
A Celebration Honoring Tom’s life will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Whitcomb – Lynch Funeral Home.