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Thomas S Wesselhoff
(12-08-1942 - 03-11-2021)

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Thomas S. Wesselhoff, of Elgin, passed peacefully on March 11, 2021. He was born on December 8, 1942, in Chicago, IL, the son of Leo and Dorothy (Parks) Wesselhoff. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years, including one term in the Vietnam War, and remained an active veteran with the VFW Post 1307 and Ship 7 Navy Club of the United States of America. In his early career, Tom was a cement mason and then worked for 37 years as a meat cutter for Dominick’s Finer Foods. Tom was a devoted and loving husband. He was also a dedicated and loving father. He spent many years coaching youth sports and as a Scouts pack leader. He was a proud grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed.

Tom is survived by his adored wife Barbara to whom he has been married to for 54 wonderful years; his 4 children: Robert Scott (Elizabeth), Richard Leo (Laura), Robin Thomas (Rebecca), and Tamara Ann (Josuf) Sulejmani; his 12 grandchildren: Leandra, Luke, Alexa, Andrew, Ryan, Corynne, Caleb, Ethan, Katelyn, Brookelynn, Nolan, and Avery; and his precious great-granddaughter Penelope Robin; his niece Kristine (Patrick) Huff, great nephew Easton Huff, and nephew Michael Bowers. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Carol Bowers Schmidt.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Laird Funeral Home, 120 S.Third Street, West Dundee, with a service of remembrance beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending with the U.S. flag presentation. In honor of Tom’s loyalty to the Chicago Bears and his love of the color orange, wearing Bears attire/colors is appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. For information regarding services 847-741-8800 or for on-line condolences www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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