4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday November 2, 2017 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount
3:15 p.m. at the funeral home
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas
Aquinas Catholic Church in Mount Pulaski.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
Thomas J. Romer, 85, of Mount
Pulaski, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October
28, 2017 in Decatur.
Tom was born on August 31, 1932 at St. Clara’s
Hospital in Lincoln, to Roman C. and Dorothy (Davis)
Romer and is a graduate of Mount Pulaski High School
and Western Illinois University. He is survived by
his sons Thomas Romer of Mount Pulaski, and Timothy
(Bethany) Romer of Heyworth, and his two grandsons
Timmy and Alex Romer.
Tom is also survived by his siblings, Joan Suycott
of Verona, WI, Roman “Jim” Romer of Springfield,
Steve “Kibby” Romer of Dillon, CO. Richard “Dick”
(Barbara) Romer of Springfield,and Joe (Emily) Romer
of Pinecliffe, CO.
Tom married Marietta McCue of Elkhart, on September
26, 1966 and was happily married to her until her
passing on June 30, 2013. Tom is also preceded in
death by his parents, infant son John, sister Lynne
Baylis and brother Robert “Bob” Romer.
After high school, Tom served in the
United States Navy from 1952-1956. Tom was a proud
citizen of Mount Pulaski and was an active member
and one time commander of the American Legion Post
#447 and served several terms on the Mount Pulaski
School Board. He was also an Eagle Scout. An avid
supporter of the arts, Tom played trumpet in area
community bands and was instrumental in reviving the
Mount Pulaski Community Band. He was a lifelong
member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church. He was
most proud of his Dixie band The Vinegar Hill Brass.
Tom also loved the Chicago Cubbies and passed this
passion down to his sons.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday
November 2, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral
Home in Mount Pulaski. A rosary will be recited at
3:15 p.m. prior to visitation. The funeral will be
held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mount Pulaski.
Burial will follow at Mount Pulaski Cemetery where
full military rites will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central
Illinois Down Syndrome c/o Team Alex Romer, The
American Alzheimer’s Association, American Legion
Post #447, or Mount Pulaski Community Band.
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