Thomas J. Razo

  • Born: March 7, 1940
  • Died: August 28, 2015
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thomas J. Razo, 75 of Sterling died Friday August 28, 2015 at his home following an illness.

He was born on March 7, 1940 in Muscatine, IA the son of Peter M. and Tillie M. (Conchola) Razo and was a 1959 graduate of Sterling High School. He married Mary Shankel. Tom was employed at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling for 35 years retiring as a crane operator. He had been a past Little League coach, a past Scout Den leader, a past member of the JC's and past member of the Latin American Social Club.

Surviving are his four sons: Thomas R. (Marie) Razo of London, England, Rodney T. (Kimberly) Razo of Minot, ND, Mark S. Razo of Sterling and Timothy S. (Roxanne) Razo of Mechanicsville, VA; four sisters: Mary Clark of Sandwich, IL Dorothy Razo of Sterling, Gloria Olds of Rock Falls and Lynda Larson of Bedford, TX; four brothers: John (Pam) Razo of Tucson, AZ, Peter (Kay) Razo of Sterling, Lee (Carol) Razo of Sterling and Richard (Joann) Razo of Blue Grass, IA; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and special friend Shirley Beck.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Joyce Klapprodt.

Visitation will be held on Thursday September 3, 2015 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling with the Rosary recited at 9:00 A.M. Celebration of the Mass of Christian will follow at 11 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling with the Reverend James Keenan officiating. Burial will be at Friday at Noon at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Rock River Valley and the Home of Hope.


Condolence & Memory Journal

the fondest memories of Tom were spending time in the garage chilling out with a few brewski's, Listening to "Roy Orbison" at Little Joe's, also watching the White Sox World Series!!! Thanks Tom for all the good times you will be missed. Jim

Posted by Jim Juarez - Sterling, IL - friends   September 02, 2015

Dear Tom,

Cousin of my mine, my heart aches for your immediate family, and prayers are said for you, for them, other members of your extended family, including friends who shared your life in this world of Our Lord. You are now in a better place in Heaven with your parents and other family members with open arms. You will not be in pain anymore, and will live in our hearts as usual. I have fond memories when we were young, when our families would visit each other, before life sent us on separate ways.

Love, and prayers forever.
Cousin, Mary

Posted by Mary E Rasso Beserra - Orion, IL - 1st Cousin   September 01, 2015

Mark I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May you find strength in the Lord to make it through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Manuel Zalasar - Houston, TX - Friend   September 01, 2015

I Love you Uncle Tom. Rest in peace. I Thank God that you are no longer in pain & suffering. I will miss you & you will be with me forever.

Posted by Kim Razo - Sterling, IL - niece   August 31, 2015

Great Scout Leader!!!!!

Posted by Rick Burkett - North Las Vegas, NV   August 31, 2015