Dr. Thomas J. Doyle, June 28, 1941 - December 26, 2013

Dr. Thomas J. Doyle

Dr. Thomas James OʼLeary Doyle, 72, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Bonita Springs, Florida died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota surrounded by family.

Tom was born on June 28, 1941 in Superior, Wisconsin to Dr. Thomas and Mary Alice (O'Leary) Doyle. He attended Superior Cathedral grade and high school. He ventured to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he recently celebrated great memories at his 50th reunion. He went on to attend Marquette University Medical School, proud to graduate a third generation physician in 1967. After internship in Duluth, Minnesota and service as a general medical officer at Lowry Air Force base in Denver, Colorado, he completed urology training at the Medical College of Milwaukee in 1974.

Tom, started his medical career in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the summer of 1974, eventually founding Western Wisconsin Urology. He cared for patients for 33 years at clinics in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Bloomer, Menomonie, Durand, Arcadia, and Wabasha. He was honored to be the first lay person appointed to the executive board of Sacred Heart Hospital. He was an avid environmentalist, particularly passionate about the South Florida ecosystem and the area around Little Red, the beloved lake home he owned since 1978. He will be remembered for his constant motion, pursuing his passions for marathoning, birding, kayaking, snow and water skiing and grand-parenting with utter abandon.

Tom married his wife of 48 years, Margie McNamara, in 1965. Together they proudly raised four children and eventually were blessed with seven grandchildren, They spent a lifetime actively living life to the fullest--golfing, traveling the world, pontooning, and celebrating simple moments with family and friends. Tom was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Eau Claire Golf and Country Club and Bonita Bay Club.

Tom is survived by his wife, Margie, and their four children: Dr. Shannon Doyle (Dr. Gene Gullingsrud) of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Tom Doyle (Laura Pereria) of St. Paul, Minnesota, Daniel Doyle (Dr. Grainne Quinn) of Dublin, Ireland and Katie Doyle (Don Decker) of Louisville, Kentucky, and seven grandchildren: Sam and Lily Doyle of St. Paul, Jack and Olivia of Dublin, Marne and Delaney Decker of Louisville and Phoebe Gullinsrud of Eden Prairie. He is also survived by three siblings, Mary Alice Doyle, Ann Molter and Matthew Doyle as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 2-6 pm with a 6 pm prayer service to conclude the evenings visitation. Visitation will continue on Monday morning at the church from 10 am until the time of service.  A mass of Christian burial will take place at Immaculate Conception Church, 1712 Highland Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701 at 11 am on Monday, December 30, 2013 with Father Donald Meuret officiating.  Entombment will immediately follow the service in the Chapel of the Resurrection Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire. The family requests the “wearinʼ of the green” to these events to celebrate Tomʼs pride in his Irish roots and his beloved Green Bay Packers.

The family requests memorials be made to Sacred Heart Hospital, the Long Lake Foundation or the environmental organization of your choice.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Remembered Joy

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!

I follow the plan God laid for me.

I saw His face, I heard His call,

I took His hand and left it all...

I could not stay another day,

To love, to laugh, to work or play;

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

And if my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...

Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.

My life's been full, I've savoured much:

Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—

Don't shorten yours with undue grief.

Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,

Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

                                    -Irish Blessing


  1. Tom Berthiaume January 15, 2014

    Tom and I grew up together on Ogden Ave in Superior and he was a close friend. He came from Holy Cross College to attend my wedding in Buffalo which I really appreciated.
    My condolences to his family I wish I had the chance to know over the years.
    Tom and Rose Marie Berthiaume

  2. Ginny Fox and Jerry Hoerner January 14, 2014


    We are so sorry for your loss zand thinking of you and your family as you grieve.

  3. Bill and Barbara Ihlenfeldt January 8, 2014

    Barbara and I send our deepest sympathy on your loss. We are in Florida for the winter and were shocked and saddened to hear about Tom's untimely passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time

    Bill and Barbara Ihlenfeldt

  4. Edmunds Ozolins January 4, 2014

    My deepest sympathy to the Doyle Family.
    It was a great privilege to plan their home in Eau Claire.
    God be with you.

  5. Amy, Patrick and Annie Nall January 4, 2014

    Dear Katie, Don, Marne and Delaney,
    We were so sorry to hear of your father's/grandfather's death. He sounds like he was an incredible person and made a positive impact in the lives of many. May your memories bring you joy and your faith bring you peace that he is now enjoying his heavenly reward! Our deepest sympathies.

  6. Jim Sheridan January 3, 2014

    Tom was a member of the first Rugby Club at HC. His support was vital in those early days. His participation and his good humor were part of the good times we had.

    Thanks Tom


  7. Vic and Jan Lothe January 2, 2014

    Vic and I were saddened to hear about Tom's death. I so appreciated his support for wetland issues and his dedication to preserving Long Lake. He will be missed.
    A donation has been made in his memory to the LLL Foundation.
    Vic and Jan Lothe

  8. Tom and Libby Gillett January 1, 2014

    Margie, please except our sympathy at this time of loss and know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Tom and Libby Gillett

  9. marilyn wright December 31, 2013

    Dear Margie,
    i am so saddened to hear of Tom's passing... one of Marne's friend's mother gave the news to Valerie (Isabella and Marne were classmates at Sacred Heart for 2 years here in Louisville)...
    please know you and your family will be in my prayers for some time to come... what a difficult time to have such happen. One thing i can be thankful for is that you all were together...
    Since moving from Chippewa 19 yrs ago, i have often thought of you and Tom with lovely memories... especially since the joy of meeting Katie and getting to know Marne. i know you are exceedingly grateful for your adult children and grandchildren to be there for you.
    Katie and Marne are very sweet.. it was such a pleasure to get acquainted with them.
    My the Lord be your Cmfort and Strength in the days ahead. Bessings, friend.
    marilyn w.

  10. Mary &. Phil Youngwirth December 31, 2013

    So very sorry to hear of Tom's death. May God give you strength in the difficult days ahead. "May God hold him in the hallow of his hand"

  11. Laura Johnson December 31, 2013

    Dear Mrs. Doyle, Katie and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May inner peace and joyful memories help sustain you during this difficult time.
    Please except our heartfelt sympathy,
    Laura and Dave Johnson

  12. Fran Carole vergauwen December 30, 2013

    Our prayers are with you. Fran says we never look at pictures. Looking at them now will help you through all the had times. Tom will never be farther away than your heart.
    My the Lord look down on you and hold you for awhile

  13. Eileen Kileen Hassel December 30, 2013

    Prayers and love are with you as your travel this journey. Prayers and faith give us the courage and strength to meet each day in a positive way. Your family and your faith will guide you along the way. I have found this to be true this past year since Dick's passing. Prayer, your children and grandchildren, will all be a great source of strength for you. You and your family will be in my daily prayers. God Bless.

  14. Beverly Friese December 30, 2013

    Hello Margie and Family,

    We were so sorry to learn of Tom's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Beverly and Mike Friese

  15. Josephine Brady December 30, 2013

    My deepest sympathy to you Margie and family.
    I always enjoyed visiting with you and Tom at
    our class reunions. My prayers are with you.
    Jo Brady

  16. Dennis and Linda Heyde December 30, 2013

    Linda and I would like to express our condolences to Margie and the entire Doyle family.

    Tom was such an kind and respected member of the Chippewa Valley Communities and will be missed by all of us very much.

    Dennis Heyde

  17. Maureen Yanko Nickodem December 30, 2013

    Dear Margie & Family,

    I was so saddened to hear the news about Tom. I have very fond memories of our growing up years in Superior. I especially have good memories of our Cathedral school years. It was such fun reconnecting at past reunions. Please know that you are in heart and prayer at this time. God Bless.

    Maureen McKinnon Yanko Nickodem

  18. Rosemary McKinnon Sheridan Ferris December 29, 2013

    Dear Margie and family,
    How my heart sank when my sister, Maureen, shared with me about Tom's death yesterday. Our visit together at the 55th Cathedral High Reunion last July serves as a treasured memory of his being deservedly pleased and grateful with life ~ your children, their children, and the joys of retirement. Please know that I am nestling each of you into my prayer of the heart right now as you grieve your loss of him.

  19. John, Erin, Hadley, Harper, and Jack Thomas December 29, 2013

    Katie, Don, Marne, and Delaney:

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family. Your father and "Bumpa" was, no doubt, a dear soul. It pains us to think of the loss you are feeling right now. We will continue to pray for comfort and peace as you mourn this special man. I wish we could wrap our arms around you, but distance will not permit. Please take comfort in knowing we will be here waiting to help you pick up the pieces when you return. From what I know of your father, he wouldn't have it any other way. Much love to you and yours.......

  20. The Farley Family December 29, 2013

    We send our deepest sympathy to your entire family. We had the good fortune to know Tom while spending some wonderful time with him in Louisville - a day at Keeneland and in our home over the holidays. His Irish heritage, love of Wisconsin (and of course, the Packers) brought smiles to all the Farley's. Our prayers are with you.

  21. Kristen Harris December 29, 2013

    Shannon Doyle and I have been dear friends since our freshman year of college. Shannon, my thoughts, prayers and love go out to you and your family. I wish I could be there with you, but please know that you all are in my heart. Love always, Kristen

  22. Patti Doyle December 29, 2013

    Doyle Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a wonderful, fun man and I know will be dearly missed by all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Karen Maihofer December 29, 2013

    Dear Margie and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Tom. Nancy called me the next day to tell me. Glenn and I have always enjoyed going out to dinner with both of you and we will miss him greatly. I am hoping to see you sometime this witnter in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Karen and Glenn Maihofer

  24. Mary and David Hartley December 29, 2013

    Dear Margie,
    Mary and I find it impossible to find the words to express our sympathy and heartache at the loss of Tom. Yourself and Tom have been our closest friends here at Bonita and we thankfully have many wonderful shared moments to reflect on to remind us how loving and caring you both have always been. We know that you and Tom will always be in our lives.

  25. Carol (Flaherty) Zowin December 29, 2013

    Dear Margie,

    So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. My thoughts and prayers, along with my brother, Fr. Leon Flaherty, are with you at this time.

    Carol (Flaherty) Zowin

  26. Joanne Mair December 29, 2013

    I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Tom through the golfers in Bonita Bay. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your wonderful memories help you in your healing.
    Fondly, Jo Mair

  27. Renee Haas December 29, 2013

    My deepest condolences to your family.
    Dr Doyle was the first Doctor that my husband had when we moved to Eau Claire in 1992. My husband has passed away but he really liked Dr Doyle and spoke highly of him often.

  28. John and Mona Cunningham December 29, 2013

    We are very sorry to learn of Tom's passing and extend our sincere condolences. He and your family will be in our prayers.

  29. Carol A Ceraso December 29, 2013

    My condolences to you on Dr. Doyle's passing. I worked with him over the years in surgery at Luther, Bloomer, and Chippewa Falls. He was a very considerate and compassionate person, and a great conversationalist. It was a pleasure to know and work with him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  30. Sally Gifford December 29, 2013

    Margie, I was shocked to read today of Tom's passing the day after Christmas. Steve and I were looking forward to seeing both of you back here after the holidays.
    We didn't realize that he did his undergrad work at Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Steve grew up there, and his aunt was a librarian at Holy Cross.
    Please know that you are in all of our prayers today on a rainy day in Bonita Springs.
    Hope to see you soon,

  31. Bruce and Jennifer (Halverson) Rohde December 29, 2013

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  32. Lois Hunn December 29, 2013

    Dear Katie, Don, Marne, Delaney, and your extended family,
    Know that you and your family are in my prayers as you process the days ahead. Your Dad contributed a lot to those around him, both in the medical
    field and with family and friends. You will find that memories and storytelling ease some of the pain.
    Lois Hunn

  33. Terri Mahoney December 29, 2013

    Dear Katie,
    It is obvious that your father touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.
    You and your family continue to be in my prayers and my thoughts.
    With love & sympathy,
    Terri Mahoney

  34. Bob Thompson December 29, 2013

    Mrs. Doyle & Family, I am so sorry for your loss & my Prayer for you is that God's Peace may be on you as you pass through this time. I worked at Sacred Heart Hospital from 1974-2002 mainly in the O.R. endoscopic urology dept. & worked many a day with Dr. Doyle, I know he treasured his Family & was always professional & our conversations over the years ran fro A-Z. He will be greatly missed.

  35. Denny Williams December 28, 2013

    My condolence to the Doyle Family,

    I first met Tom shortly after he started his practice in Eau Claire.
    He was cordial, considerate, and huge help to me in my career.
    He was my first physician client and he referred me to other healthcare professionals. Now I have over 200, and I'm sure I never thanked him enough for the impact he had on my life and lives of my clients.
    In the days and weeks to follow his sudden/tragic death, I'm sure you will hear hundreds of similar stories from others. That's the kind of man that he was.
    He will be missed by all who knew him...

  36. Pat and Trish Watkins December 28, 2013

    Margie and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Tom"s death. He was a special man that did wonderful acts of kindness to all who needed him. It was a joy to have him as a friend. Please know that we are with you in Spirit these next few day.

  37. John and Judie Brady December 28, 2013

    Our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May all of your wonderful memories bring you comfort. A special hug for Marne and Delaney.

  38. Martha Lies December 28, 2013

    Dear Katie and family,
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories as a family. Love, Martha Lies

  39. James and Bonita Dooley December 28, 2013

    Dear Margie and Family,
    So very sorry to read of Tom's passing.
    You have our very sincere sympathy.

  40. Chuck & Judy Rose White December 28, 2013

    Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  41. Gail and Dave December 28, 2013

    We are so very sorry. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

  42. Dody, Darlene, & Maxine at Max's December 28, 2013

    We were so shocked and saddened after reading about the death of Dr. Tom Doyle. We will always think of him as a kind, happy man who deeply cared about his family. It is with a smile that we remember he and Margie coming to Max's, pontooning from their cabin across the lake. It also seemed to become an annual tradition when they came over with their children and grandchildren. What a close, caring family they were...and we feel so much sympathy for the loss in their lives.

    Tom's love of Long Lake was always apparent...and we were so lucky to have someone who definitely was so concerned with its preservation. His family are certain to carry that passion forward.

    We know that Margie and his entire family will miss him so much.....and will be thankful for the ways he enriched their lives. All of us will miss him too....and know that we just lost an important member of the Long Lake community.

    Dody, Darlene, & Maxine at Max's

  43. Carol McNamara December 28, 2013

    Dear Margie, Shannon, Tom, Dan, and Katie,

    Carol and I are very sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

    God Bless
    Craig and Carol

  44. Patricia Salem December 28, 2013

    Dear Katie, Don, Marne, Delaney and all your family,
    with thoughts and prayers for the loss of your father, Dr. Doyle.
    May your cherished memories be a source of comfort in the days to come. With love, Patricia

  45. Marion Downey December 28, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear of Tom's death. In my mind you are still the young lovers I knew in La Crosse. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  46. Clarice Casper December 28, 2013

    Reading about your father and grandfather tells me what a wonderful person he was. May all your great memories of him give you comfort. You are in my prayers.

  47. Pam Raidt December 28, 2013

    Dear Katie, Don, Marne, & Delaney,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that you find comfort in many wonderful memories. I know you will always keep your father and grandfather alive in your hearts.
    Sincerely, Ms. Pam Raidt

  48. Rev. Leon Flaherty December 28, 2013

    While I never knew Dr. Doyle, I was delivered here in Superior at the old St. Francis Hospital by Dr.TJ. O'Leary in 1935 - as were my brother and sister. My brother was named after Dr. O'Leary because my parents had used the names of my two grandfathers to name me. My prayers are with all of you, and for Dr.Doyle. - Fr. Leon Flaherty

  49. Susan Snyder December 28, 2013

    Dear Katie,Don, Marne and Delaney,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your family during this time. May you find strength and peace in your faith, family and many happy memories.
    Blessings and prayers,
    Susan Snyder

  50. Caroline Donnelly December 28, 2013

    Dear Katie, Don, Marne, and Delaney,

    My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With much love,
    Mrs. Donnelly

  51. The Hinkebeins December 28, 2013

    Dear Katie, Don, Marne, and Delaney,
    You and your family have filled our thoughts and our prayers. We send you love from Louisville and we want you to know that we will be here for you in any way we can help. Hopefully, the grand memories of your dear father will comfort you during this time of pain.
    Elizabeth, Alex, Eleanor, and William

  52. Anne Tuinstra December 27, 2013

    Mrs. Doyle, Katie and family... I am so very sorry for your loss and the passing of Mr. Doyle... your dad... the girls' Bumpa... I was so privileged to share many meals and laughs with him... His love, greatness and presence in your lives is evident in all of you... He will be missed... I hope you are able to find peace in your fond memories of him and with the knowledge that he is home and fully restored with our Father. Peace, love and prayers to you all... With love, Anne and family

  53. Bruce and Roberta Halverson December 27, 2013

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  54. Sara Baer December 27, 2013

    Just heard-- Tom was such an advocate for the lake-- Thinking of him hanging out at Max's--- so sad for all of you and all of us. He walked the talk taking responsibility for the water we all enjoy. Wishing you warm memories to cope with your sadness.

  55. Jen Panther December 27, 2013

    Katie, Don and girls,

    Ed and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I know he meant everything to you and we cannot begin to feel your pain. We place your family in our thoughts and prayers and hope you find the peace that you will need during this very difficult time.

  56. Jen Brower December 27, 2013

    Dear Mrs. Doyle and family I am so very very sorry for your loss. Dr. Doyle was a wondeful man and I am so happy that I had the pleasure of meeting him. He had a wonderful smile and was obviously an amazing man as evidenced by his wondeful children. You have my deepest sympathies .

  57. Sharon Risler December 27, 2013

    My deepest sympathy goes out to your family during this most difficult time. I had the honor of working with Dr. Doyle at Western WI Urology. He was an outstanding physican and an honorable person, whom will always be remembered and cherished in the hearts of many. My prayers & thoughts are with you all.
    Sincerely, Sharon Risler (employee of WWU)

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