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Thomas Wilson

March 9, 1942 — July 20, 2021

Thomas Henry Wilson, age 79, of Hopewell, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at his home.

Tom was born on March 9, 1942 in Peoria, IL to Charles Henry and Marjorie Alice (Burnett) Wilson.  He married Roberta Nelson on September 24, 1960 in Varna, IL

Surviving are his wife, Roberta; his daughters, Cynthia Wilson of Arizona and Natalie (Ross) Elsasser of Princeville, IL; his grandchildren, Jeremy Kuhlman of Arizona, Seth (Emma) Elsasser of Dunlap, Nolan Elsasser of Sparland, and Hudson and Faith Elsasser of Princeville; and his sister, Donna Spicer of Henry.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tom was a 1960 graduate of Sparland High School.  He was an insurance agent in Henry when he joined his father with LaPrairie Mutual as Secretary-Treasurer in 1975.  He later owned Wilson Insurance Agency for many years before retiring in 2010.  He was a member of the LaPrairie Presbyterian Church, the Peoria Skeet and Trap Club; and had been a board member for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and the Sparland School Board.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeye basketball fan.  Tom also enjoyed many years of fishing and hunting in Canada.

A private family service will be held and burial will be at LaPrairie Presbyterian Cemetery.  Deacon Robert Murphy will be officiating.  Memorials in Tom’s name may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Greater Illinois.  Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.  Online condolences may be made through

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