Thomas A. Buckingham
Born: March 18, 1930 in Sterling, IL
Died: September 11, 2021 in Sterling, IL
Thomas A. Buckingham, 91 of Sterling, died Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his home.
He was born on March 18, 1930 in Sterling the son of Maurice and Anne (McCue) Buckingham. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1947-1955. Thomas married Catherine M. "Peggy" Whitmer on July 17, 1957 in Oak Park, IL. She died December 22, 2017. He was employed as a union iron worker for many years. He was a member of the Sterling American Legion Post 296.
He issurvived by his nephews and nieces: Jack (Pat) Buckingham, Gary (Mary) Buckingham, Kerry Joe (Kathy) Buckingham, Cathy (Bob) Puckett, Bill (Karen) Buckingham, Susan (Mike) Higley, Linda Kramer (Todd Bass), Tom (Sue) Buckingham, Dee Ann (Kelly) Meir and Kim (Lisa) Buckingham.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Maurice E. Buckingham.
Visitation will be held on Friday September 17, 2021 from 12-2 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Military rites will follow at the funeral home.
Published by Sauk Valley News from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.