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Thomas Larson

Thomas -Larson

City

Huntley

State

IL

Country

USA

Date Of Birth

Dec-20-1934

Date of death

Apr-19-2017

Services

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a memorial service to celebrate his life to begin at 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street Geneva IL, on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Visitation

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a memorial service to celebrate his life to begin at 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street Geneva IL, on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Final Rest

Private family cremation burial will follow at a later date.

Thomas “Tom” Larson, age 82, of Huntley, passed away into the arms of his savior, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family after his body succumbed to the stressors of many medical complications on April 19, 2017. The family is forever grateful for the surgeons, nurses and staff that were so caring and compassionate while Tom was in their care. He was born on December 20, 1934, in Waukesha, WI, and was a wonderful early Christmas gift for Harold and Violet Larson. Tom was the first born of four, very unique boys. Tom grew up in Waukesha and attended local schools. He graduated from Waukesha Union High School with the class of 1952. Although the name on his diploma was Thomas, his unofficial name was “Frenchie”. He went on to attend Lake Forest College and soon married his high school sweetheart, Mary Maxine Hepp. “Max” and Tom were blessed with three children. Their paths diverged after a time, but fate would smile on Tom once again. Tom began a 20 year tenure at Marshall Fields, but also worked wholesale for Countess Mara and St. Croix Knits. It was at Marshall Fields however, that he met Deanna Widmer and began a love story that would span 45 years. They were united in marriage on June 19, 1971 at Beloit Memorial Chapel on the Beloit College Campus. They began their new life together in Lake Bluff, IL, moving to Minnesota and Connecticut to follow Tom’s career. Along the way, two more children made the family complete. They came back to Illinois 23 years ago and settled in St. Charles. Most recently they made their home in Del Webb Sun City, Huntley, IL. Tom was a very active and faithful member of the church. Most recently, he was a member of Christ Community Church in St. Charles and belonged to several small groups throughout his years. Tom’s faith was his bedrock and the foundation it laid was unbreakable. Tom was a well-dressed man at all times and could start a conversation with anyone from anywhere. Tom made a point to remember the name of everyone he met, from waitresses, toll booth collectors to the nurses who cared for him in his last days. A friendship with Tom was one that bloomed quickly and lasted a lifetime. He loved many sports, but favored the Wisconsin Badgers and his beloved Green Bay Packers. Although he was quick to cheer on his favorite team, his pace at mealtimes was decidedly slower, much to the chagrin of his family. Cheese and crackers was his signature snack (as long as the cheese came from Wisconsin). Tom also loved to save anything and everything, with each item cataloged, if not on paper, then in his heart. Tom and Deanna loved to travel, both together and with the family. On their own they went to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Mexico, Hawaii, and Europe. As a family, they took numerous road trips to Florida, New England and a month long trip through the Midwest and western states, making memories with every mile. His shadow loomed large and sheltered many family and friends who will miss his gregarious smile and kind heart. He now leaves his loving wife, Deanna Larson; five children: Randy (Colleen) Larson, Rick Larson, Lori (fiancée Randy Sengbusch) Larson, Erik (Michelle) Larson and Kristina Larson; five grandchildren: Courtney Larson, Ashley (fiancee Jake Berg) Larson, Jessica (Ben Waldron) McCourt, Makayla Larson and Victoria Larson; One brother Peter (Patti) Larson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a family of friends that spanned the countryside. He now joins his parents and two brothers: David and Jerry Larson, who preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a memorial service to celebrate his life to begin at 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street Geneva IL, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Private family cremation burial will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Tom’s name at Christ Community Church. Please make checks out to Christ Community Church and include in the memo line: “Benevolence Fund- Tom Larson”. You can mail them to Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Rd. St. Charles, IL 60175. Tributes may also be forwarded to the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.