Tommie L. Boitnott
1946 - 2021
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home Bloomington Chapel
1115 East Washington Street
Bloomington, IL

Tommie L. Boitnott

Dec. 3, 1946 - Dec. 1, 2021

BLOOMINGTON - Tommie L. Boitnott age 74 of Bloomington, IL, passed away 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Monday, December 6, 2021, at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL.

A Masonic Service will be held at 12:00 Noon Monday, December 6, 2021, at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL, with Military rites to follow at the funeral home by the Bloomington - Normal American Legion Honor Guard. His funeral service will be begin immediately after military honors are conducted. Rev. Steve Evans will be officiating.

A private family burial will be at Lantz Cemetery, Carlock, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to, Shriners' Hospital for Children.

Tommie was born December 3, 1946, in Bloomington, IL, the son of Robert and Mildred Veach Boitnott. He married Nancy M. Einsele on March 13, 1971, in Shabbona, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are his two sons: Tracy T. (Amanda) Boitnott, Carlock IL, Trent ( fiance Sandy Oliver) Boitnott, Bloomington, IL; grandson, Brady E.(Taylor) Boitnott, Carlock, IL; great-grandson, Barrett L. Boitnott, Carlock, IL; three step-grandchildren: Liz , Becca and Leslie Burton, Carlock, IL; one brother, Robert Michael (Pamela) Boitnott, Stanford, IL; and one sister, Pattie (Bob) Taylor, Normal, IL.

Tommie is preceded in death by his parents.

Tommie graduated from Normal community High School in 1965.

After high school, he served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Fort Carson Colorado from 1966 - 1968 and obtained the rank of spec 5. Tommie farmed in McLean County from 1968 - 2014 and was active in 4H with his sons and grandson. He also sold seed to area farmers. Tommie served as Road Commissioner of Dry Grove Township for 25 years. Tommie was a member of the Danvers Masonic Lodge which later merged with Normal Masonic Lodge #673 AF & AM. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Mohammed Temple Shrine, Peoria, IL, Bloomington Consistory and Danvers Lions Club. Tommie enjoyed fishing and meeting friends every day for morning and afternoon coffee.

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Published by The Pantagraph on Dec. 4, 2021.
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We were so sorry to hear of Tommie´s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.
Cherry Trent, Teri Rueger, Dawn Trent and Jamie Trent
December 8, 2021
Very sorry to read of Tommie's passing. Much sympathy to Nancy & the family. Tommie was such a great guy, just a nice man. Find comfort in all his memories... I will always remember the times playing the fun games & excessive laughing with him & Nancy.
Marsha Beard
December 6, 2021
Keeping Nancy and the Boitnott Family in our loving thoughts and prayers.
Jean and Michael Hutson
December 5, 2021
We lived as neighbors to Tom and Nancy for about 25 years. Whenever you needed help, he was always there to help (as well as Nancy). These two touched lives wherever they were.
Larry and Ruth Reinhart
December 4, 2021
Nancy and family, we send heartfelt prayers for you all. It's of 'growing up' memories with Tom and you guys when we were all first married. Hold on to your own memories-they can never be taken away.
Marvin & Peggy Voelker
December 4, 2021
I met Tommie when he helped me across the streets. When he was a cross gard. We use to have pleasant conversations. He was a highly respected wonderful man. He will be sadly missing by many he touched. God Bless his family and friends.
Mrs. Beaty
December 4, 2021
So sad to hear of Tommie passing away. We can never say enough on how much Tommie and you (Nancy) helped my mom. Our prayers are with you Nancy.
Ed, Jeff, Chris and Mary Jacobs
December 4, 2021
I will sure miss Tommy at the Carlock restaurant every morning at 9 am coffee break Rest In Peace my friend
Joe hinderliter
December 4, 2021
It seems like I was always going to school with Tommy. I believe it started in the 50's at Fairview. He was a quiet person, but always seemed to be thinking. He was one of the good ones, to the family my deepest condolences and Prayers. God Bless.
Bart Williams
December 4, 2021
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