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Thomas L. May

December 27, 1944 December 26, 2017
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Obituary for Thomas L. May

Peoria- Thomas L. May, age 72, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.

Thomas was born December 27, 1944, in Peoria, a son of Willard L. and Bernadean E. (Vonk) May. He married Joan L. Miller, December 27, 1974. She survives. Also surviving Thomas are his two daughters; Jean (Chad) Rutschke of Peoria and Cheryl May of Lansing, MI., three grandchildren; Kylie, Max, and Jennifer Rutschke, three siblings; Judy (Ron) Ziemba of Chillicothe, Kathy Burkley (Roger Miller)of Germantown Hills, and John (Ellyn) May of Edelstein, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Bradley Rutschke.

Thomas proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict. He worked at Caterpillar for 42 years, until his retirement. Thomas was a lifelong member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, and a 25 year volunteer with the Rebuilding Together Peoria.

Funeral Mass will be 2:30 PM, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, with a one hour prior visitation. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate. Burial will be the following day, Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church or Rebuilding Together Peoria.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

28

Dec

1:30 PM 12/28/2017 1:30:00 PM - 2:30 PM 12/28/2017 2:30:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

28

Dec

2:30 PM 12/28/2017 2:30:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Rebuilding Together Peoria

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