Thomas B. “Tom” Weishaar, 68 of Wheeler, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Island Grove, with military rites. Burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Whitetails Unlimited of Effingham. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerfh.com.
Tom was born July 16, 1949, in Wheeler, the son of Alphonse “Fritz” and Frieda (Probst) Weishaar. He served with the United States National Guard from 1969 to 1975. Tom joined the Dieterich American Legion Post #628 in 1975 and served as Past Commander. He received his 16-gallon pin as a blood donor for the American Red Cross. Tom enjoyed making wine from the fruit he had grown. He was a farmer and an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Tom was a member of the Bow Hunters Club and was a precision marksman with his bow, earning himself the nickname “Bow Hunter”.
Tom is survived by his daughter, Amanda, and grandson, Hunter Thomas of Effingham; brother, Louis (Jo) and Rich, both of Effingham; sisters, Martha (Tom) Buerster of Wendelin and Madonna (Dan) Patton of Effingham.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and life-long hunting buddies, Reynold Redman and Floyd Pagel.