Tom Netherton Obituary – Cause of Death: In loving memory of American singer Tom Netherton.
Thomas Harold Netherton Jr. died from pneumonia and the flu on January 7, 2018, at age 70, Netherton’s younger brother, Brad Netherton, announced on his Facebook page.
Tom was known for his tenure on The Lawrence Welk Show.
Netherton joined the Lawrence Welk show cast in 1973. His inclusion with Welk’s group of entertainers came as a result of a recommendation to Welk by Harold and Sheila Schafer, owners of a North Dakota theater where Netherton had been performing. Netherton appeared regularly on the Lawrence Welk show from 1973 to 1982. In 1975 he appeared on “The Dating Game”, choosing from three bachelorettes.
In 1979, he wrote an autobiography titled “In The Morning of My Life”.
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