Thomas Rusk Sr.


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Posted Online: March 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Thomas C. Rusk Sr., 67, of Kewanee, formerly of Hillsdale, died at 5:54 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Kewanee Care.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and services are pending. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria. Memorials may be given to the Rusk family.
He was born June 27, 1946, in Canton, Ill., son of Leon C. and Nora Louise Thomas Rusk.
He attended Farmington High School and worked for the local Laborers Union for 19 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Hillsdale American Legion. He enjoyed playing cards at local bars and having morning coffee with family and friends.
Surviving are a daughter, Dawn (Jon) Celus, Kewanee; sons, Tom (Nicole) Rusk Jr., Mattoon, Ill., and Shawn (Stephanie) Rusk, Kewanee; a brother, Raymond Rusk, Kewanee; sisters, Donna Harkness and Nancy Sollenberger, both of Farmington; grandsons, Spencer Chayer and Colton Rusk, Kewanee, and Corbin Rusk, Mattoon; granddaughters, Kellee Chayer and Cora Rusk, Kewanee; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughters Cassandra "Cassie" and Caitlyn Rusk.
Notes of condolences for the family may be sent using peoriafuneral.com.














 



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