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1945 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
DARIEN – Thomas F. Atchison, of Darien, Ill., passed away peacefully Aug. 22, 2013, at his home that he shared with his wife, Faith.
Tom was born in Chicago in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army, worked as a paramedic, firefighter and ran his own cement finishing business. He served as an officer and detective for the majority of his career which included the Kane County Sherriff's Department, the Sugar Grove Police Department and the Hampshire Police Department where he served as the chief of police until he retired in 2009.
He was a loving brother to his sisters, Margie McCullough, Ruthie Caulkins and Katie Frank; and his brothers, Al and Robert Atchison.
Tom's children, Linda (Joe Pitrone), Patty (Jeff Kramp) and Thomas invite all family and friends to attend a simple memorial service Thursday, Aug. 29, at Ralph Seyller Memorial Park in Hampshire. The service will take place at 7 p.m. to allow for the release of Chinese lanterns in his honor. Friends are invited to bring along a lantern or balloon adorned with their own sentiments to release as part of the ceremony.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Aug. 27, 2013
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