Tom Laboda cause of : Tom LaBoda, also known as Boda, recently passed away, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and love for sports and chili.

Boda, who was originally from Racine, moved to Point and attended UW-Stevens Point, where he played offensive tackle for the Pointer football team. He was also a member of a Rugby Club team and ran his own business, McDill's Boneyard Printing.

But it was his generosity and willingness to help anyone that made him a beloved member of the community. Boda worked as a bartender at Top Hat, Buffy's, and Joe's in Point for many years, and everyone who knew him recognized him as a gentle giant with a dry wit and great sense of humor. If he called you “num-nuts,” it meant he liked you.

Boda was also an avid sportsman. He played basketball, softball, and was a member of the JL's Pub team at Royal Wood in Plover.

He once played a seven-inning softball game and never made a single play at first base, earning a new high in the sport.

Boda also enjoyed making chili and ran a “Chili Contest” at the bars for several years. He won the contest every year for about five years in a row, acting as the sole judge.

But Boda's legacy extends beyond his love for sports and chili. He was a person who “gave.” If someone was in need, they went to Boda.

He was known for going to any length for anyone and raised approximately $300 for a grade school that was collecting money for the kids' lunches.

Boda was also a member of a Facebook Group and showed up at several “Meet & Greets.” He even made fantastic shirts for the Group.

Despite his passing, Boda will always be remembered as a good man who touched the lives of everyone he met.



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