Thomas C. Espe, 38, of Lakewood and formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away as the result of a car accident on Aug. 29, 2014. He was born on Feb. 20, 1976, in Rockford, IL to Roger and Sandra (Dougherty) Espe.
Tom attended and graduated from Southern Door High School in 1994. He was a commercial painter for many years in Door County and recently in Lakewood.
Tom was an avid Packer, Brewer, Badger and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan. He was a wonderful and loving father and will be remembered as a quiet man who loved his family.
He is survived by his twin children: Taylor and Tristan Espe and their mother, Aundrea Beaber; his fiancé, Hannah Harper and their child due in March; Tom’s father, Roger Espe; Tom’s mother, Sandy and Greg Swagel; his siblings: Kim (Greg) Jacobson, Jill (Kurt) DeGrave, Jeff (Val) Espe; nieces and nephews: Josh, Nick, Matt, Nate, Jordan, Julia, and Jessica; great niece, Kianna; step-brother, Ty Swagel and step-sister, Tanya (Brian) Hansen.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Bay View Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Hainseville Cemetery. Visitation on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the benefit of his children.