William “Tom” Linder
January 31st 1956 – February 8th 2017
William T. Linder, known to many as Tom, passed away peacefully on the morning of February 8th at his home in Elgin, IL with his wife Dawn at his side.
Tom is preceded in death by his father Harvey Alvin Linder and his mother Mary Colleen Linder (McDermott) of Dundee, IL. He is survived by his wife Dawn (Helberg) of 31 years, their three children: Patrick, Benjamin (Claire) and Anne, his siblings: Kathe Stephenson of Algonquin, IL, Mary Newman of Jumal, CA, and Joseph (Terri) Linder of Hampshire, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the Linder family requests memorial donations to be given to the foundation Project 8110, which Tom co-founded with Brian Evans; the foundation’s website www.project8110.org. or mail to Project 8110 C/O Brian Evans, 351 Sayer Rd., Bartlett, IL 60103
This will support the work that Tom and Brian Evans started in Sierra Leone. Through this foundation, eye glasses and dental services are provided to the poorest of the poor / to those who would not otherwise have access to these services. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:07:34 sec (the service will begin precisely at 10:07:34 am to honor Tom's special attention to time) at Christ Community Church Auditorium, 37W100 Bolcum Rd., St Charles. Visitation will be held on Friday March 3, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the church as well.
Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, IL 60123 is in charge of arrangements. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.