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Thomas H. Quick

Thomas H. Quick, 77, of Streator, went to be with Jesus on August 6th, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 10th at Noon with visitation from 9-12 at Central Church of Christ, Streator.  Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.  
Tom was born April 17th, 1936 and was the tenth child of twelve to be born at home in Boulder, Illinois to George Thomas and Mabel (Yardley) Quick.  
Tom married Sue Edwards on June 13, 1959 and they resided in Streator.  They celebrated 54 years of marriage on June 13th, 2013.  He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters Debra (Paul) Bates of Bloomington, Diane (Eliot) Becker of Wilmette, and Chrystal (Dale) Middleton of Blackstone, 9 grandchildren, Alicia, Audrey, Alex, and Adam Bates, Rachel, Jake, Oliva Becker, and Dariane and Danielle Middleton, sisters Dorothy Ahlf of Carlyle and Edna Chapman of Centralia, and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers and 2 sisters.
Tom was an immersed believer, a member of Central Church of Christ in Streator and the Streator Elks Lodge #591. He served in the Navy to protect our freedom from 1955-1961.  
Tom always worked various jobs, especially those that always required the most labor and time, including managing St. Joseph’s Health Resort in Wedron, Illinois before venturing out to start his own business in 1981.  When Tom solely began T & S Quick Enterprises, he focused on constructing grain bins and pole buildings, but his ambition to provide old fashioned quality of service quickly expanded the business to provide everything from full electrical service, handling and servicing all grain equipment, to crane service and anything and everything in between.  He also continued to farm all through the years right up into planting season this year.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a faithful friend to anyone that needed one and enjoyed lending a helping hand to anyone in need both openly and anonymously.  Tom will be greatly missed but will be joyfully reunited with us one day in heaven.      
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research, Duke University in North Carolina that leads the nation in Brain Tumor research, or Central Church of Christ.

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