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William G. Thomas

January 20, 1918 June 8, 2009
William G. Thomas
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PEORIA-William G. Thomas, 91, of Peoria, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2009 at Bel-Wood Nursing Home. He was born on January 20, 1918 in Peoria to Charles M. and Caroline Breger Thomas. He married Pauline Mae Schofield on February 14, 1942 in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by one son, William C. Thomas of Peoria; one daughter, Charlene (George) Fangmeier of Easton, IL; three grandchildren, Becky Fangmeier, Melinda (Brett) Robison and Stanley (Taylor) Fangmeier; two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Brady Robison; two sisters, LaVerne Thorell of Olympia, WA and Mary Lou (Harold) Spitzer of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Virgil and Merle. He was a Manual High School graduate. He was a Lithographer at Logan Printing Co., retiring in 1981. William was a World War II Army Air Corp. veteran and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and bowler. A Funeral Mass will be at 12 Noon on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Dustin Schultz officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the mass at the church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu if flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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