McHENRY – Thomas R. Yunker, 63, of McHenry, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at home.|
Born April 18, 1949, in Pittsburg, Calif., he was the son of Robert J. and Edith G. (Wahl) Yunker. Tom married Sandra Kay LaFever on July 22, 1967, in Chicago.
Tom had a dedicated career as a business owner focused on assisting persons with mobility challenges. He took great pride in these persons gaining the freedom to drive and maintaining their independence. Tom's dedication was recognized by his industry when he won the Man of the Year distinction.
Outside of work, Tom loved to golf, boat and spend time with family and friends and traveling. His family and friends were very important to him, especially his wife, children, their spouses and grandchildren. Tom was a man who touched many lives with his compassionate generosity and support. He was loved and respected by many. He leaves a great legacy and will be missed by everyone who had an opportunity to know him.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Daniel (Karen) Yunker and Cynthia (Scott) Yunker-Burrows; grandchildren, Brandon, Allison and Madison; and sister, Grace Yunker.
He is preceded in death by his father, Robert; mother, Edith; and stepfather, Edward Dziordzik.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the Mass celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Interment will be private.
Donations in Thomas Robert Yunker's memory may be made to the Centegra Sage Cancer Center in care of the Centegra Health Systems Foundation, 385 Millennium Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60012.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063 or visit www.colonialmchenry.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2013