Donald Thomas “Tom” Bain Jr., 69, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 18, 2022, surrounded by his family.
Tom was born on August 22, 1952, in Kenosha. He was the son of Donald Bain Sr. and Margaret Mary “Peggy” (Karnes) Bain. He was educated in Kenosha and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School class of 1970.
He owned and operated Bain Drywall and Plastering, Inc. Tom was a third generation plastering contractor. He expanded the family business from plastering as the primary focus and modernized the business by expanding into drywall and structural steel stud framing, in both residential and commercial projects. For those that had the privilege to know Tom’s craftsmanship, all knew he was a talented and great man. His work can be seen throughout the Midwest and Internationally into the Dominican Republic.
In his early years, he participated and raced in Flat Track motorcycle racing, both on dirt and ice tracks. He and his significant other of 25 years, Cathy Klaus, enjoyed motorcycle adventures, going to stock car races, concerts, traveling locally and abroad, and spending time with grandchildren.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Mary “Peggy” Bain; four children, Amy (Kurt) Christiansen, Julie (Jason) Milligan, Christopher (Katie) Bain, and Justin (Jennifer) Bain; seven grandchildren, Emily and Norah Christiansen, Makayla and Brady Milligan, Reagan and Rawson Bain, and Henry Bain; significant other Cathy Klaus, her three children and four grandchildren; and seven siblings, Donnalee (Don Mohr) Bain, Jeanine (Steven) Wolf, Michael (Lisa) Bain, Patricia (Jay) Johnson, Ralph Bain, Maggi Bain, and Kelly (Maureen) Bain. He is further survived by extended family and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his father, Donald Bain Sr.; nephew, Riley Bain; uncles John & Ralph Karnes; aunt, Alice and her husband Dick Fanning; and grandparents, Clarence & Esther Bain and Ralph Sr. & Margaret Karnes.
A special thank you to the caring staff of Moments Hospice.
Visitation and services will be held privately.