KINGSTON – William J. Tomlinson, 65, of Kingston, Ill., died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.|
Born April 28, 1948, in DeKalb, the son of Robert and Helen (Littlejohn) Tomlinson, he married JoAnn Kubs on Sept. 5, 1970, in Genoa. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a medic during the Vietnam era. He was awarded the Bronze Star during his military tour.
Bill worked for A.O. Smith (CST Industries) in DeKalb for more than 35 years, retiring in 2010. He was a former volunteer with the Genoa-Kingston Rescue Squad.
Bill enjoyed watching NASCAR, going to car shows and drag races. He owned a 1969 Road Runner and was an avid hot rod enthusiast. His family, gardening and yard work also were things that Bill cherished.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn of Kingston; four children, Ginger Tomlinson of Davis Junction, Billy (Brooke) Tomlinson of Genoa, Nathan Tomlinson of Sycamore and Amanda Tomlinson of DeKalb; five grandchildren, Wyatt Stockton, Madelyn, McKenzie, Reese and Reagan Tomlinson; his siblings, Vonnie (Louie) Benton, Robert (Joan) Tomlinson, Cathy (Leo) Boruschewitz and Tom (Lynette) Tomlinson; his half-brother, Jerry Stein; step-sisters, Carolyn, Judy and Jeanie; step-brothers, Dave, Darryl and Lawrence; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his step-mother, Edie Tomlinson.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Genoa Church, 340 S. Stott St. by the Rev. Donald M. Ahles. Burial will be at St. Catherine Cemetery, with full military rites.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa.
Memorials for William Tomlinson can be made for the Genoa Veteran's Home in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main, Genoa, IL 60135. For info or to sign the online guest book, go to ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-784-5191.
Published in Daily Chronicle on July 19, 2013