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Thomas Loftus

Died: August 5, 2016

Tom Loftus, 61, of Ivesdale died Friday August, 5th at home.  Tom was born July 19th, 1955 to Mary and Eddie Loftus and was raised on the family farm in Ivesdale.  He graduated from Bement High School in 1973.  He married Debbie (Lubbers) Loftus on December 7, 1974.

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Tom Loftus, 61, of Ivesdale died Friday August, 5th at home.  Tom was born July 19th, 1955 to Mary and Eddie Loftus and was raised on the family farm in Ivesdale.  He graduated from Bement High School in 1973.  He married Debbie (Lubbers) Loftus on December 7, 1974.

Tom is survived by his wife Debbie Loftus; sons Doug (Brandi) Loftus, Patrick (Molly) Loftus, and Nick Loftus; grandchildren Delaney, Claire, and Eddie Loftus; brother Mike (Alice) Loftus; sister Emily (Dave) Gallivan.  He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Eddie Loftus; sister Julie Jacobs.

He lived his life for his family.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with his family camping, fishing, shooting guns, restoring classic cars and attending Cardinals, Blues, and Illini games.

He was a farmer, mechanic, and inventor.  He was known for being able to fix anything.  He held patents for his various inventions and always loved working with his hands.  He served his community in several ways including as a member and president of the Bement School Board, as well as a volunteer fireman and first responder for the Ivesdale Fire Department.  He played an instrumental role in founding Ivesdale T-Ball and the Bement High School golf team.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Memorial Home in Savoy.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ivesdale.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Ivesdale Fire Department or the Bement High School Industrial Technology department.

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