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Thomas Armstrong

Thomas E. Armstrong, 78 of Streator passed away Friday (July 30, 2021) surrounded by his loving family.

Private family services will be held with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion and VFW.

Tom was born on July 19, 1943, in Streator to Eddie and Millie (Abbott) Armstrong.  He married Karen Scott on January 20, 1967.  She preceded him in death on August 28, 1996.

Surviving are his children; Shawn Armstrong of Orofino, ID, Deborah (Kevin) Porter of Streator, Thomas S. (Amy) Armstrong of San Tan Valley, AZ, Shari Berry of Long Point, and Edward A. (Tisha) Armstrong of Streator, 9 grandchildren, Kayla, Kolton, and Matthew Armstrong, Alisha (Vince) Chan, Amanda (Nikolai) Beyer, Karilyn and  Hope Porter, Saxon Mabberly and Rustle Wendler,  3 great-grandchildren, sisters, Lucinda Dittmer of Streator and Mary Lou (Rich) Hillier of AZ, in-laws, Sharon (Dave) Yedinak of Streator and Cliff (Sharon) Scott of AZ, several nieces and nephews and also his 4 legged best friend Brownie.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, wife Karen, son-in-law Jason Berry, brother, Ron Armstrong, sister, Lynne Fulkerson and sister-in-law Eva Humphrey.

Tom attended Streator grade schools and Streator High School. He served in the US Army from 1961 until 1963. Tom retired from the trucking industry in 2009.  Tom in his younger years enjoyed boxing, go cart and stock car racing.  He was also a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Tom was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, and uncle.  He will be loved and missed by his family and everyone that knew him.

Memorials may be made in his name to any Veterans Organization.


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Our caring thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. May the love of family and friends bring peace and comfort.With our sympathy.

Rick & Sallie Lesak Aug 7 2021 12:00 AM

Our caring thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. May the love of family and friends bring peace and comfort.
With our sympathy.

Rick & Sallie Lesak Aug 7 2021 12:00 AM

I leave this condolence in memory of a great man and neighbor who I had the pleasure of talking to and knowing for so many years. Although the heart takes on a new absence, the memories remain forever. As the saying goes ( Enjoy the little things in life for one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things } And that they were. R.I.P. now my good friend and neighbor.

Dennis Fechter Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM

So sad to hear this news. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I worked wth Tommy at Boelk Truck Lines in the 80's and 90's. Such a wonderful guy! RIP TA! I'll miss you ol buddy!

Billy Gerard Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

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Mike and Jeanene Foltin Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM