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Thomas Richard Wiegand

January 25, 2022
Thomas Richard Wiegand
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Obituary for Thomas Richard Wiegand

Thomas Richard Wiegand, age 70, son of Richard “Dick” and Jean Wiegand, passed away on January 25, 2022 after a short illness. Born and raised in Green Bay, WI, he attended Our Lady of Premontre High School where he earned a football scholarship to the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee. There he obtained both his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in clinical social work.
He married Claire Serafin on February 10, 1979 and they had three children, Gerard (Maren Wiegand) of Metamora, IL, Gabrielle (Craig Janssen) of Maple Grove, MN and Claire (Chris Simms) of Franklin, PA. He was the proud “Grandpy” to Simon, Bernadette, Linus, Xavier, Silas, and Evangeline. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, his children, grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Chet Wojciehowski, brother-in-law Gary Finley, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Finley. 
Tom spent 40 years working at the family business, UFS (aka Unclaimed Freight), at 1800 SW Adams St. in Peoria. He was devoted to service and volunteered at his church, PND, Neighborhood House, South Side Manor, St Joseph’s Home and Renaissance House.  
A lifelong, ardent Packers fan(atic), Tom was also an active outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing everywhere from his recreational property outside of Canton, IL, all the way to the wilds of Canada and Alaska. 
Tom was deeply passionate and dedicated to the people of the South Side of Peoria. In honor of his memory we will have a celebration of life on April 24, 2022 at noon at St Ann’s Catholic Church. All friends and neighbors are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, people wishing to honor Tom’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make donations to St Ann’s Catholic Church, 1010 S Louisa, Peoria, IL 61605.
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Celebration of Life




12:00 PM 4/24/2022 12:00:00 PM
St. Ann Catholic Church

1010 S Louisa St
Peoria, IL 61605

St. Ann Catholic Church
1010 S Louisa St Peoria 61605 IL
United States

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