Thomas E. Foes
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Thomas E. Foes

Born: March 4, 1947; Kewanee

Died: November 17, 2020; Princeton

PRINCETON – Thomas E. Foes, 73, of Annawan, IL passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Liberty Village, Princeton.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held at a later date.

He was born March 4, 1947 in Kewanee, Illinois, the son of Morris E. and Laura F. (Rakestraw) Foes. Tom married Cynthia Ratliff on September 21, 1968 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sheffield, Illinois. She survives in Annawan.

He is also survived by two children, Heather (Chris) Grubb of Milton, Georgia, and Matt Foes of Sheffield; four grandchildren, Lauren and Hayden Grubb, and Abby and Ella Foes; one sister, Joyce Dixon of Peoria, Illinois; two stepsisters: Marlene Etheridge of Princeton, and Connie Jaggers of Sheffield; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gerald Foes.

Tom graduated from Manlius High School with the Class of 1965.

He retired from John Deere Harvester Works in Moline, Illinois after 30 years and continued farming the rest of his active years.

Tom enjoyed antique tractor rides, western movies, NASCAR, and boating with his grandchildren. He served for 2 years in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during that time.

Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sheffied and The Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to

Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton

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