Thomas P. Konicke,
M.D., 75, beloved father and grandfather passed away peacefully in his home
after a long illness, on September 29, 2015.
Dr. Konicke was
born in Hobart, IN, to Stanley and Agnes Konicke. He graduated from Lew
Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana, received a BA in Chemistry, a MS in
Pathology and his M.D. from Indiana University and interned at Iowa
Methodist Hospital. Tom also served our country as a Army Captain at Ft.
Gordon, GA. He practiced family medicine (AAFP Fellow) in Chesterton, IN,
Emergency Medicine in Tucson, AZ, and later completed a Psychiatry Residency
at Maricopa Medical Center and practiced Psychiatry in Phoenix, AZ, and
Wenatchee, WA. He retired in Gilbert, AZ.
Tom was a dedicated
physician who had a great zest for life and truly cared about people. His
happiest moments were often traveling in his RV with family. He rode
motorcycles, went fishing, and loved to sing and play guitar. He tinkered
with every type of machine, mechanism or computer.
Tom was preceded in
death by his brother, Jim, his sister, Sylvia Cates, and his granddaughter,
He is survived by
his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Holm) Konicke, their children: Gregory (Fabel);
Cynthia (Alex Dunlop); Rachelle (Ryan Milhon) and six grandchildren: Alexa
and Juliet Glomb, Savana Milhon, Jacob and Katherine Dunlop, and Erik
Konicke; and his brothers: Daniel (Jean), Michael, Timothy and Robert
A Celebration of
his Life will be held at 3:00 PM at Desert Cross Lutheran Church at 8600 S.
McClintock Rd., Tempe, AZ, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Friends of the family
are invited to share memories in the Fellowship Hall after the service.
Memorials may be
donated to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chesterton, IN, or