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Thomas A. Myers

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Thomas A. Myers, 56, of Dixon, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

He was born on March 5, 1958, in Freeport, to Arnold E. and Jane (Eisenbise) Myers. Tom was raised on a farm in rural Polo. During his school years, he was very active in sports, girls and working for local farmers. He worked for Mckean Masonry and detasseled corn in high school. Immediately following high school, he worked for Acme Resin and then Illinois Central Railroad, until he became disabled from a life-altering illness.

Tom loved life, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, and fishing. His true passion was music. Tom was also a friend of Bill W.

He is survived by his mother, Jane Summers of Lanark; sisters Amy (Jules) Milby of Rock Falls, Sue Myers of Lanark and Jacqueline (Bill) Kousoulas of Sycamore; nieces Amanda Bertolozzi of Wapello, Iowa and Kali Rocco of Rockford; nephew Chris Garza of Sterling; great-niece Reina Yount of Sycamore; great-nephew Hunter Bertolozzi of Sterling; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a special care giver, Connie DeWaele.

He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Lloyd Summers; grandparents Harold and Alberta Eisenbise of Lanark and Ellis (Pete) and Ethel Myers of Polo; aunt Carol Myers of Polo and uncle Pete Eisenbise of Lanark.

A celebration of life will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center in Lanark. A private interment will be held at Cherry Grove Cemetery in Lanark. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Arrangements are being completed by Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. Visitwww.schwarzfh.com to send condolences.

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