Mr. Thomas Eugene Unser, 69, of Morrisonville, IL passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015 in Harlingen, TX. Thomas was born in Litchfield, IL May 23, 1946 the son of Francis and Gwendolyn (O’Brien) Unser.
Mr. Unser retired from the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office as a Deputy in 2010 after 33 years of service. He still worked there part time when needed. Thomas formerly worked as policeman in Nokomis, IL and before that worked at Caterpillar in Decatur. He loved spending time with his family, friends and especially his grandchildren, camping near the Black River in Missouri, spending time at the Current River, motorcycle riding, scuba diving, and also wintering in Texas. He was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church and he also attended the Catholic grade school both in Morrisonville. Mr. Unser is a member of the Morrisonville American Legion and is a former member of the Taylorville V.F.W. He served in the Army during the Vietnam war.
Thomas was formerly married to Jane Westphal, married in 1968 in Morrisonville and they had 3 children: Michael John (Husband Daniel) Unser of Olympia, WA Beth Unser of Morrisonville, IL and Christian (Kim Lincoln) Unser of Waterloo, IL. Also surviving are siblings Jim (Sue Ann) Unser of Stonington, IL Kathy (Jerry) Swick of Coffeen, IL and Mike (Sheila) Unser of Morrisonville, IL along with 2 grandchildren Emily and Evan Unser.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Bob Unser and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 16, 2015 in St. Maurice Catholic Church, Morrisonville, IL. Fr. Jerry Bunse will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Maurice Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Thomas E. Unser will be held from 3 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville. Memorials in memory of Mr. Unser may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals or Backstoppers.org