GENOA – Thomas H. Greenawalt, 77, of Genoa, Ill., passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. |
Born Nov. 30, 1935, in Aurora, son of John and Esther (Rush) Greenawalt, Thomas married Marilyn Rice on Feb. 9, 1955, in Aurora. He grew up farming and did so until he started working for Liberty Trucking. In the latter years he owned and operated a gravel hauling business before retiring in 2000.
He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW in Sycamore. His family and friends will remember Thomas for his great sense of humor and as a hardworking family man. Tom was a collector of toy trucks and tractors and enjoyed fixing lawnmowers and selling them at garage sales.
Survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn; sons, Thomas (Elizabeth), Ken (Lydia) and Tod; daughter, Kerry (Bruce) MacKenzie; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, John (Stena);and sisters, Barbara (Richard) Bannister and Jean (Terry) Spices.
Memorials can be directed to the family.
A celebration of tom's life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the VFW, 121 S. California St., Sycamore.
Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family. To extend condolences, visit www.Cremation-Society.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 22, 2013