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Thomas Waldschmidt

March 19, 1937 — December 14, 2020

Thomas J. Waldschmidt, 83, of Roanoke, IL passed away at 1:14 pm on December 14, 2020 at his residence.

He was born on March 19, 1937 to Herman and Elsie Machand Waldschmidt. He married Sharon Hart on August 18, 1979 in Roanoke, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Steve (Johna) Hart; Pam (Terry) Haggerty; Dan (Ella) Waldschmidt; Rick (Sally) Waldschmidt; one brother, Richard (Amy) Waldschmidt; one sister, Donna (Ed) Chioni; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Gracie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Ronald Waldschmidt.

Tom worked for Hallmark fixture plant in Metamora for 30 years retiring June 1, 1999.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke.

Private family services will be held at St. John Catholic Church at 10 am on Thursday December 17, 2020. Fr. Robert Rayson will officiate. Social distancing and face masks will be required. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Temple in Eureka or to St. John Catholic Church in Benson. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at

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