Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

July 16, 2013

Tom Dust


Effingham Daily News

---- — Tom F. Dust, “T.D.”, 64, of Merced, Calif., formerly of Effingham, passed away at his home Sunday, July 7, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Private family graveside will take place in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of the deceased to the charity of the donor’s choice. Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.

Tom was born April 23, 1949, at home in Effingham, the son of Edward and Celeste (Vahling) Dust, just days after a major fire occurred at St. Anthony Hospital. He was a graduate of St. Anthony schools and Quincy University, and went on to work in the printing industry as a customer service manager for more than 30 years. He was an active member of St. Anthony Parish, the Effingham Knights of Columbus, and enjoyed golfing, riding his bicycle and above all, spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy “Burt” of Merced, Calif.; daughter, Brittany of Los Angeles; son, Tommy of Charleston; brothers Paul (Mary) and Mark (Susan), both of Effingham; sisters, Nancy (Mark) Sargent of Naperville, Marilee (Dennis) Funneman of Teutopolis and Jayne (Scott) Stockman of Peoria; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Liz “Jordan” Dust.

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