DeKALB – Thomas B. Collette, 59, of DeKalb, Ill., died Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home. |
He was born Oct. 30, 1954, in Kankakee, Ill., the son of Beaucie and Dorothy (Trost) Collette.
Thomas was a 1972 graduate of Central High School in Clifton, Ill. He married Victoria "Susie" Moore. He had various jobs throughout is life. He worked with electronics, was a limo driver, made ponds and worked for a vending company. Thomas lived in the DeKalb community since 1997, moving here from Kankakee.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Victoria "Susie" of DeKalb; four sons, Aaron Collette of San Diego, Calif., James Collette of DeKalb, David (Gabi) Collette of Fort Knox, Ky., and Jon (Jessica) Collette of Geneva, Ill.; two brothers, Pete (Ann) Collette of Solon, Iowa, and Mark (Bow) Collette of Fredericksburg, Va.; four sisters, Barbara (Bob) Buehler of Naples, Fla., JoAnne Coriell of Pontiac,Ill., Elizabeth (Lynn) LaMie of Kankakee and Patricia Collette of Pontiac; step-grandchildren, Raul Garcia of Las Vegas, Isabel Aguilar of San Antonio and Trisha Garcia of Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Beaucie and Dorothy.
As were his wishes, no formal funeral services will take place at this time. Thomas will be cremated at Finch Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the family to be established at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com or call 815-758-3841.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 5, 2014