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Thomas H. Wessels, 87 of Woodland

Thomas H. Wessels, 87 of Woodland passed away on Thursday January 20, 2022 at Arcadia Care in Clifton. He was born on April 6, 1934 in Watseka the son of Frederick and Theda (Rothfuss) Wessels. Tom married Caroll J. McGary and she preceded him in death on May 23, 2011. Survivors include two daughters- Kimberly Wessels of Clifton and Julie Rushbrook of Watseka and her significant other, Kevin McGill; one grandson- Brandon Wessels of Jacksonville. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers- Frederick and Wesley Wessels, two sisters- Winifred Burrow and Caroline ZumMallen, one son- Bryan Wessels, and one grandson- Quinton Rushbrook.

Tom was a former member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He enjoyed bowling, watching old western movies, and tinkering in the yard. Tom loved smoking pipes and cigars.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka with Rev. Gary Milton officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Cornerstone Church in Woodland or the donor’s choice.

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