Tom Prehn, Sr., 65, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 9:23 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Tom was born October 30, 1952 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Harold G. and M. Corrine Smith Prehn.
Tom graduated from Taylorville High School in 1970.  As a summer job, he helped plant the trees that would become Sangchris Lake State Recreation Area.  Tom would later work and retire from Borg Warner.  He was then head of maintenance for Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years, before his retirement there.  Tom enjoyed long car rides and anything involving being outdoors, especially fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Tom is survived by his children, Tricia Prehn of Morrisonville, IL, Thomas Prehn, Jr. of Herrick, IL, Eric (wife, Katie) Prehn of Taylorville, IL, and Tim (wife, Amanda) Prehn of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Jourdan Prehn of Kansas City, MO, Rachel Prehn of Taylorville, IL, Emma Prehn of Morrisonville, IL, Shianne and Caleb Prehn of Farmersville, IL, and Kenton, Peighton, and Ryker Prehn of Taylorville, IL; great grandchildren, Kynleigh, Brantley, Pasleigh, and one on the way; siblings, Linda Angell of Normal, IL, Carolyn Johnson of Decatur, IL, and Henry (wife, Pam) Prehn of Taylorville, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation will be accorded and private family ceremonies will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with arrangements.
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