March 12, 1945 - October 3, 2018

Wallkill, NY

Thomas Aukema of Wallkill entered into rest on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at home after a long illness. The son of the late Gerben and Janet Veenstra Aukema, he was born on March 12, 1945 in Holland. He was 73 years old. Tom was a retired dairy farmer and beefalo farmer.

Survivors are his wife, Sharon Quirk Aukema at home; daughters: Christine Hoell and her husband, Joseph of Modena and Danielle Wilkie and her, husband, Christopher of Wallkill; grandchildren: Bradley, Jeffrey, and Christopher Wilkie and Daniel, Kelly and Sara Hoell. He was predeceased by his daughter, Katie Aukema and son, Thomas Anthony Aukema.

Cremation and burial will be private. A memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc. 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY. www.gridleyhoran.com