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Richard D. Tomlinson , Sr.

Obituary for Richard D. Tomlinson , Sr.

July 26, 1949 - September 12, 2021
Woodstock, Illinois | Age 72


Richard D. Tomlinson Sr., age 72 of Woodstock, passed away on September 12, 2021 at Aurora Medical Center in Wisconsin with his family by his side.

He was born on July 26, 1949 in Berwyn, IL to Lloyd V. and Elizabeth Tomlinson. He married his beloved wife Judy on June 19, 1971 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg.

Richard proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict from 1969 to 1971. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal. He was a lifetime member and the past Commander of Wauconda Post 911 as well as a founder and past Commander of Son's of the American Legion Squadron 911. Richard worked hard to provide for his family working at RA Briggs and eventually opening and operating Singer Sewing Center of Libertyville. He was an avid fisherman from taking many trips with his family to Wisconsin to trolling the lakes of Tennessee. His hobbies included writing books, especially about his military experience, and woodworking, specializing in clocks and furniture.

He is survived by his two son's: Rick (Denise) Tomlinson Jr. and Bob (Mary) Tomlinson, his grandchildren: Ryne Wiley, Trevor and Austin Tomlinson; his siblings: Tom (Linda) Tomlinson and Peggy (Max) Lindsey as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Judy; his parents Lloyd and Elizabeth Tomlinson; his siblings: Shirley Ewig, Karen Karolczak and Sandy Fandrey as well as his niece Donna Rupp.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home in McHenry, IL. Visitation will continue on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 10:00am to the time of the service at 11:00am at the funeral home chapel, followed by interment with military honors at Woodland Cemetery in McHenry IL.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project

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McHenry, IL 60050
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