Thomas N. Bollinger, 74, of Taylorville, passed away at 5:05am on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born November 25, 1941 in Taylorville the son of Albert L. “Jack” and Helen E. (Young) Bollinger. He married Wilma Jean “Beannie” Buzan on February 26, 1962 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, and she preceded him in death on December 12, 2006. Mr. Bollinger was a lifelong farmer in the Stonington area He enjoyed watching his sons compete in tractor pulls and was a member of the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association. In his free time, Tom enjoyed going to the lake, Cardinals games, and skiing in Colorado. Tom loved attending any activities that his grandchildren were involved in.
Mr. Bollinger is survived by his children: Stephanie (Mark) Ramsey, of Moweaqua; Tom A. (Kelly) Bollinger of Stonington; Steve H. (Lori) Bollinger of Stonington; grandchildren: Ross (Brea) Ramsey, Holly (Nate) Herkert, Curtis Ramsey, Connor Bollinger, Sydney Bollinger, Grace Bollinger, Bailee Bollinger, and Lane Bollinger. He is also survived by one sister, Joanne May of Decatur, and his companion and dear friend, Janet DeClerck.
Along with his wife Jean, Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30am until the service at noon on Saturday in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. John’s Hospice, 800 E Carpenter St., Springfield, IL or Challenge Aspen (Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful experiences to individuals faced with cognitive or physical challenges) PO Box 6639 Snowmass, CO 81615. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Tom or condolences to his family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.