Thomas “Tom” P. Dowd, age 65 died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home in Osceola. Tom was born the son of Jack and Jean (Smith) Dowd on April 5, 1955 in New Richmond, where he attended High School graduating in 1973. Tom worked as a deputy sheriff for Pierce County and later for the New Richmond Police Department. He eventually left law enforcement and worked construction for many years at the Elbert Properties until the time of his death. Tom loved deer hunting, spending time with friends and working around his home. Tom is preceded in death by his parents and brother in law, Gary Olsen. He is survived by his wife, Rhea, children, Sarah (Brian) Drake, Jason Freese, Danielle Close, Derek Dowd and Dylan Dowd; his siblings, Pat (Mary Jo) Dowd, Kathy (Chuck) Borgstrom and Shannon (Jeff Petit) Olsen; grandchildren, Shaelyn, Taylor, Nash and Landry; mother in law, Carole Leyk and brother in law Rodney (Linda) Leyk.