In Memory of Thomas J. Mackie

May 24, 1945 - March 1, 2023

Thomas J Mackie, age 77, of Spooner, WI, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth, MN.  

Tom was born on May 24, 1945, in Bremerton, WA to parents Robert and Nellie (Jay) Mackie.

Tom’s family moved to Ely, MN when Tom was very young and he graduated from Ely High School. He went on to college and graduated from Ely State Community College where he met the love of his life Sandra. He then went on to receive his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. On July 1, 1967, Tom and Sandra were united in marriage and moved to Spooner. Tom started his career as a shop teacher at Spooner High School and stayed there until his retirement in 2002.

Tom was an active member in the community and held a position on the Spooner City Council, Washburn County Board of Supervisors, Yellow River Ducks Unlimited, Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Washburn County Economic Development Corporation, Washburn County Industrial Development Agency, Wisconsin Foundation for Rural Housing, Wisconsin Counties Association, Group Health Trust, and was a member of the Pleasant Hills Hunting Lodge.

Tom enjoyed the outdoors. When he wasn’t participating at one of his many memberships, he could be found reloading ammo, woodworking, duck and deer hunting, or cheering on the Minnesota Vikings.

Tom is survived by his son Rob Mackie; siblings, Jay R (Deborah) Mackie and Anne Lisa Mackie; and nephews, Adam Jay (Andrea) Mackie, and Aaron (Jennifer) Mackie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sandra.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 12:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Last Update: Mar 04, 2023 6:28 pm CST

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