Tommy’s has got a
date with a Walleye in heaven now. Rock on’ Tadpole’. We’re
gonna miss you.
“Tadpole Tommy” Zinda, age 66 of Lake Tomahawk, WI died on
Wednesday May 12th at his residence. Tommy was born
on April 10, 1944 the son of Clement and Loretta (nee Heinzelman)
Zinda. He was best known as “Tadpole Tommy” of Tommy’s Fishing
include his wife, Patricia Banks and by his children:
Christopher (Heather) Zinda, Bradley Sage, Laura Sage, Karen
Siebrecht, Donna (Jonathan) Sigouin, Laure (Thad) Willemsen and
Sandy (Robert) Bauernfind and by his Grandchildren: Arlo,
Tristan, Natalie, Brooke, David, Megan, Adam, Amanda, Betsy,
Sheila and Nathan and by his Sister: Pat (Dave) Baumgartner and
by his loving Pets: Shiloh and Squirt and by countless friends.
death by his former wives: Debbie Sage and Shirley Zinda
of Life for Tadpole Tommy will be held on Saturday June 5th
at Heart II in Arbor Vitae, WI starting at 7:00pm.
In lieu of
flowers memorials in memory of Tommy Zinda to the American
I am a fisherman for life.
I will always be a fisherman.
It’s not something I do,
it is who I am.
Fishing is not an escape.
It is where I belong,
where I am supposed to be.
It is not a place,
but a lifelong journey.
It is a passage my father showed me,
and that I will show to others.
When you understand all of this,
you will know me,
and we will fish together.
got news that he was elected to the Hall of Fame the day before
he died but were unable to get the info to him before he passed.
This certificate was presented to his wife, Pat, at the "Zinda
Open" the weekend following.