Thomas J. Honl
Dr. Thomas J. Honl, 65, a Stevens Point dentist, died Wednesday,
Oct. 12, 2016, at his home in Stevens Point.
A private service was held Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Pisarski
Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Plover.
Donations may be made to the Thomas J. Honl Memorial Fund.
Mail donations to Pisarski Funeral Home, PO Box 193, Plover, WI 54467.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Dr. Honl was born in Oakes, N.D., the youngest of six
children of the late Irene (Baker) and Bernard Honl. The family moved to
Wautoma to run Silvercryst Resort on Silver Lake. His father died when he was
3, and he was raised by his mother, brothers and sisters. He had father figures in Jack Mares and Dr. Tom Poulette, who
introduced him and encouraged him to explore the world of dentistry.
He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry
He established a general dental practice in Stevens Point that
same year and practiced for more than 35 years. He achieved a master’s degree in
general dentistry as well as a Fellowship with the American Academy of
Craniofacial Pain and ultimately became a Diplomate with the American Board of
Dental Sleep Medicine.
He expanded services for patients, including cosmetic
dentistry, laser surgery, sedation dentistry and oral appliance therapy for the
treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, as well as orofacial pain treatment for
patients with headaches and head and neck pain.
He was married to Jaqulynn Nellessen June 22, 2012.
In 2013, he established central Wisconsin’s first dental sleep
center, Advanced TMD and Dental Sleep Center in Plover. His practice focused
exclusively on helping people who suffered with obstructive sleep apnea and
snoring, TMJ problems, headaches, and head and neck pain.
Survivors include his wife, Jaqulynn; two children from a
previous marriage, Ellie (Michael Herman) Honl Herman and Daniel (Shannon
Thomas Honl) Honl; three stepchildren, Hannah, Maxwell and Benjamin Lundgren;
and his siblings Jerry (Sandie Neuenschwander) Honl, Donna Tompkins, Mary
Peterson, Raymond (Nancy Woodworth) Honl and Joan Honl.
He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Evon Olesen.