Julian E. Thoman (1926 - 2017)

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Julian E. Thoman, 90, of Tuscola, formerly of Fayette County, passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Carriage Crossing in Arcola.
Services celebrating his life were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Tuscola, with military rites accorded. Private family burial was in McInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown. Visitation was held on hour before services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: SAM Food Pantry or Tuscola United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hilligossshraderfh.com.
Mr. Thoman was born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Fayette County, the son of Edward Lloyd and Lena Sophia Braun Thoman. He married Betty Jean Siebert on Feb. 12, 1949, in Vandalia.
Julian attended the University of Illinois and was in the Navy ROTC program. He then served his country in the U.S. Navy. Julian farmed for several years, then worked for the Douglas County and Coles County ASCS office for more than 40 years.
He was a very active member of the Tuscola United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men and Missions group. Julian and his wife both volunteered countless hours helping with the SAM Food Pantry. He was a longtime member of the Tuscola Rotary Club, Douglas County Health Department Board and bother IASCOE and NASCOE.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Pamela (David) McDonald of Kingston, Tenn.; grandchildren, Christina (Larry) Edwards of Pekin, Amy (Mike) McGarigle of Broadland, Dawn (Anthony) Mannino of Morton, and Dean (Kris) McDonald of Muncie, Ind.; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter, Deborah Ann Thoman.
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Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home - Tuscola
705 South Main Street
Tuscola, IL 61953
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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 12 to Nov. 22, 2017