In Memory

Thomas W. Weiss

Thomas W. Weiss

Thomas “Tommy” W. Weiss, 74, of Springfield, passed away at 9:52 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital.

Tommy was born September 13, 1943 on a farm in Saline Township, the son of Elmer and Dorothy Raymond Weiss. He married Suzie Strayer on May 31, 1992 in Springfield.

Tommy proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Air, after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the ALMHG Club committee member, Ansar Shriners Arab Patrol, and a member and former director of the Royal Order of Jesters Court 20. He was the past Commander of American Legion Post 32 and the past Master of Lodge 4. He enjoyed spending time with his family—they were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed Sudoku, a good cold can of Miller Lite, and helping others when he could. Tommy was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Illini Fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Maxine Elder; and son, Michael J. Strayer.

He is survived by his wife, Suzie Weiss of Springfield; three sons, Tom (Christie) Weiss of Sherman, Robie (Linda) Strayer of Springfield, and Bill (Val) Strayer of Springfield; three daughters, Sherrie (Dane) Cookson of Springfield, Kelly Lueck of Mattoon, and Susan Menendez of Springfield; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter on the way; brother, Duane (Angela) Weiss of Sherman; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield. The visitation will begin with a walk-through by the Royal Order of Jesters and a Masonic Ceremony.

Funeral Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. Burial will follow at Edinburg Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.

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05/21/18 12:32 PM #1    

Sue Ann Shymansky (Terry)

Wishing family, other loved ones and friends strength and peace.  

With Sympathy,   Sue Shymansky Terry

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