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Thomas "Tom" Oren Warner, Sr.
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    Fulton, IL 61252
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“Thelma and family, We are sorry for your loss and send you our deepest sympathy. We enjoyed working with Tom at the Christmas dinners in Fulton. He...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Harlan and Joyce Houzenga - IL

“Marlene and I are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I served with Tom in the Navy Reserves for many years. He was a Great leader, a Great Sailor and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Cloos - Springbrook, IA

“Remembering your visits to Alberta every three years- your visits to our farm, enjoying your company over meals and seeing Scenic western Alberta ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Margaret Stone - Sylvan Lake

“Thelma Thomas and Leah, Tom was a big part of my life in 2011 as Thelma and I served as Grand Officers. A true gentleman, making sure we made it to...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Lovern - Hampton, IL

“Tom was such an outgoing positive person. He had a good sense of humor and we always shared jokes when we were together. He and Thelma always made us...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Brian & Elspeth Burdick - Family

“Thelma and Family, We are very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a Masonic Brother. I enjoyed spending time with the Warners at dinner...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Gregory Lutyens - Rock Falls, IL

“Thelma and Family. Thomas was such a kind soul who will be missed very much. We send our condolences to you all. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Todd and Amanda Burdick - Calgary, WY

“Auntie Thelma, Leah, Thomas , and familyI remember Uncle Tom at the family reunions at the farm. His stories , his presence, his enthusiasm for...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Lori Grondin - Family

“My Deep Sympathy for Thelma. & Children.Tom & Thelma were great neighbors, & I could always count on them to help me out when Don was struggling...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Marcia - Fulton, IL - Neighbor

“Dear Thelma, Leah and Tom Jr,Karen and I would to extend sincerest condolences for Tom's passing. I served with Tom from the time he joined the...Read More »
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Thomas O. "Tom" Warner, Sr., 80 died Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at the CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL.

Tom was born January 12, 1940, in Hyannis, NE; the son of Dean E. and Katherine D. Warner Linville. He married Thelma J. Burdick on February 29, 1964, in Philadelphia, PA. Tom served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 - 1968, where he served on the USS Pickerel, USS-177 and was a plank owner on the USS Pickerel, SSN-524. He was in the Naval Reserves from 1984 - 2004. He was employed by Com-Ed in Morris, IL and the Quad Cities from 1970 – 1993 and then by the City of Fulton from 1994 – 2004. Tom was a member of the Fulton Presbyterian Church, Fulton American Legion Post #402, Fulton City Lodge No. 189 A.F. & A.M., where he served in numerous positions includingWorshipful Master 9 times, Merton Chapter of the Easter Star No. 356 serving as Worthy Patron numerous times, and several Masonic bodies in Illinois.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma of Fulton, IL; 1 daughter, Leah (Robert) Kephart of Davenport, IA; 1 son, Thomas O. Warner, Jr. of Clinton, IA; 3 grandchildren, Alec Huizenga, Dylan Huizenga and Monica Thomas; 4 great grandchildren, Harper Huizenga, Nora Huizenga, Gabriella Huizenga and Oliver Huizenga; 4 sisters, Dora Lee Ball of Lakewood, CO, Coleen (William III) Robinson of Denver, CO, Louise Rohde of Ansley, NE and Patricia (Christopher) Faine of Columbus, OH; and 3 brothers, Charles (Janet) Warner of Grant City MO, Robert Warner of Hot Springs Village, AR and Richard (Ruth) Warner of Skidmore, MO.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dean Warner and Katherine Hall; 1 sister, Phyllis Warner; and 1 brother, George Leslie "Buddy" Warner.

Masks and social distancing will be enforced for a visitation allowing 10 people in at a time held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home, Fulton, IL, with a Masonic service to be held at 4:00 P.M. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Private burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Fulton Presbyterian Church, American Cancer Society or the Fulton City Lodge.