Thomas A. "Tom" Vonderheide (69) of rural Stewardson


Published on December 14 2013 9:09 am

Thomas A. "Tom" Vonderheide, 69, of rural Stewardson died Friday afternoon, December 13, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 18, at 10:30am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shumway.  Visitation will be from 3 to 8pm Tuesday at the church with a 7pm Knights of Columbus rosary.  Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting.  

Tom was born December 15, 1943 in Effingham, the son of Henry and Helen (Meyer) Vonderheide. He married Barbara S. Hakman on October 3, 1964 and she survives. Tom was a dairy farmer and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shumway, Teutopolis Knights of Columbus Council #2874 and National Farmers Organization. He also was a member of the Draft Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association and several antique tractor organizations.
Tom is survived by his wife, Barbara of Stewardson; five sons, Scott (Stacey) of Toledo, Steve (Diana) of Stewardson, Doug of Stewardson, Paul (Tina) of Arnold, MO and Jason (Angie) of Mattoon; daughter, Tammy (Philip) Manhart of Stewardson; two brothers, Charley (Rhonda) Vonderheide of Stewardson and Jim (Mary Lou) Vonderheide of Shumway; twelve grandchildren, Lance, Skylar, Lexi, Grace, Austin, Taylor, Abby, Jacob, Olivia, Connor, Mason and Madison.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Lou Goeckner and brother, Bob Vonderheide.