Thomas D. Rhoads
Born: September 5, 1946 in Ladoga, IN
Died: August 31, 2021 in Kingston, IL
Thomas D Rhoads of Kingston, IL died Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at his home.
He was born on September 5, 1946, in Ladoga IN and son of late Donald and Kathryn (Mercer) Rhoads. Tom married Shelley J McClellan on June 23, 1968.
He earned his master's at Purdue University in 1970 and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. While at Purdue he made friendships that lasted him a lifetime. Tom's hobbies were golfing, hunting and fishing, but he was best known for his love of playing cards with family and friends. When he wasn't playing Poker or Bridge, he would make an occasional trip to the Casino.
Tom was a husband, father, and Grampy. He will be fondly remembered as a great supporter. He took extreme pride in his children and grandchildren. He spent many years on the sidelines of fields and courts, but his favorite spot was the sideline of a 4-H fair.
Tom is survived by wife Shelley Rhoads and children Marisa Robertson (Brandon Robertson), Matthew Rhoads (Jennifer Rhoads), Melinda Alba (Jose Alba); and grandchildren Hana, Abby, Bode, Taylor, Emma, Trevor, Josie, Addie, and JT. Brothers and their spouses, David Rhoads (Sheila Rhoads), Dan Rhoads (Karen Rhoads), Keith Rhoads (Melinda Rhoads), and Gale Rhoads (Kathi Rhoads).
His visitation will be Saturday, September 11th from 1:00 -4:00 PM at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 Dekalb Ave. Sycamore IL 60178.
His burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the DeKalb County 4-H Foundation, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore, IL. 60178.
To sign the online guest book or share a special memory, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com
Published by The MidWeek News from Sep. 3 to Sep. 4, 2021.