Thomas Frank Loppnow


Thomas Frank Loppnow

October 29, 1950 – September 7, 2023

Heaven gained an angel when Thomas Frank Loppnow (72), loving husband and father, passed away on September 7, 2023, while peacefully sleeping at his home in Seabrook, Texas. Tom had an adventurous spirit and was a beacon of knowledge, classic rock connoisseur and wine enthusiast. He cherished his family and his faith above anything else; and was the type of person that would give you the shirt off his back. He enjoyed golfing, firing up the bbq, three-hour lunches, and everyday was “Another day in Paradise”.

Tom was born on October 29, 1950, in Norway, Michigan to Frank and Ruth (Cowels) Loppnow. Growing up in Appleton, Wisconsin, he became a lifelong Badger fan and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He continued to become a citizen of the world, living a life most only dream of.  With his family by his side, he traveled the globe twice living in multiple countries and continents and honored in National Geographic for leading projects in New Zealand. 

Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ronna Loppnow; 3 daughters: Jennifer Loppnow, Lacey (Ryan) Morris, and Stephanie Loppnow; 4 grandchildren: Zac Mendoza, Lily Mendoza, Magnolia Morris, and Jack Morris; 3 siblings: William (Sally) Loppnow, James (Patty) Loppnow, and Lori Gengler; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

There will be a live stream Prayer on Wednesday, September 13 at 10am. A Celebration of Life in his honor will be held in Seabrook, Texas late October 2023. Details to follow in the near future. 


  1. Dear Ronna and family
    Sending you all much love hugs and blessings may our heavily father surround
    You with his love peace and comfort.
    We can so clearly remember you all living next door in New Zealand
    And what a wonderful man Tom was and the beautiful 😍 loving couple
    You were. May God bless you with strength at this time .
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏 ❤️.
    Love Julie and Silas

    Julie Searle
  2. Ronna,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful husband, father, and brother and he is greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and your girls.
    Sally and Bill

    Sally Loppnow
  3. Dear Ronna we cherish the wonderful friendship we share, our days spent together in nz Tom was such a wonderful husband and Dad and friend, and your love for each other always shone so strong and bright,our prayers and love are sent to you right now at this time my dearest friend be comforted in Gods love and peace rest in love Tom
    Love Naima Bren Amy and Carrie Joy xxxx

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember so many good times with this wonderful man when you all lived in Wheaton. You are all in my prayers.

    Cubby Minauskas
  5. He will be missed. Thanks y’all for teaching Dan and I to play HKF on Friday evenings. The ladies still enjoy the game. Hugs. Ruthie

    Ruth Ann Gilman

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