Thomas “Tom” A. Kelleher


Thomas “Tom” Alan Kelleher, 56, of Trempealeau, passed away September 28, 2021, after nearly 34 years of marriage.

Tom was born on Easter Sunday, April 18, 1965, at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua, to Daniel and Bonnie (Ryder) Kelleher. He graduated from G-E-T High School in 1983. On October 3, 1987, he married the love of his life, Sandra Louise Johnson. He went on to a 30-year career with the CIA, retired in 2017, and spent his time playing golf, beating family members at cards, watching football, and driving around town playing Pokémon Go.

In addition to his wife Sandy, Tom is survived by his daughter, Allison Orrie, her fiancé, Dillan Konkel, and his son, Mitchell Thomas. Also surviving are his parents; brothers: Steve & Tatiana Kelleher and Mike & Sara (Zittlow) Kelleher, and their children; his father & mother-in-law, Brad & Sharon (Palmer) Johnson; godmother, Jane Hawes; as well as many brothers- & sisters-in-law; and multiple nieces & nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by grandparents Bob & Orrie (Veto) Ryder and Merle & Evelyn (Mack) Kelleher; and his cousin, Bill Ryder.

Services for Tom were held Saturday, October 2, 2021, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Trempealeau. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share a memory of Tom and sign his online guestbook at If you would like to send a card to the family, please mail it to: Tom Kelleher Family, c/o Hoff Celebration of Life Center, 3480 Service Dr., Goodview, MN 55987.

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