Tom McLane

December 10, 1921 — August 11, 2017

Tom McLane

TOM MCLANE, 95, of Arcola, IL passed away at 7:30 A.M. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Edwards funeral Home.   Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcola, IL.   Father Angel Sierra will officiate.    Military rites conducted by the Arcola VFW and the Arcola American Legion will be held in the Arcola Cemetery following the funeral mass.

Tom was born on December 10, 1921 in Arcola, IL.  He was a son of Albert Tipton and Susan (McNally) McLane.  He married Janet Ross Blair on November 28, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland.  They have been happily married for 71 years and 9 months.

He is survived by his wife, Jan McLane of Arcola, IL four sons, Michael McLane and his wife Kathy of Corvallis, OR, Brian McLane of Tempe, AZ, James McLane and his wife Jodi of Arcola, IL, and Tom McLane and his wife Peggy of Mattoon, IL, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, John, Frank, Jim and Bob McLane, three sisters, Kathryn Romine, Mary McLane and Margaret Davis.

Tom was and Army Veteran of WWII, the oldest living WWII Veteran living in Arcola.

He was a member of the Arcola VFW Post 7862, and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Tom was employed at USI for over 30 years, retiring in 1986.

He enjoyed woodworking, making clocks and gardening, but most of all making frequent trips to Scotland with his wife Jan.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Lincoln Land Hospice.


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