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Thomas Lawrence Hemmerle

Thomas Lawrence Hemmerle

Thomas Lawrence Hemmerle age 74, of Quincy, died Saturday, August 27, 2022, in his home.
Born on August 22, 1948, in East St. Louis, IL, he was the son of Steve and Patricia Ann (Adney Hemmerle) Biederman.

He married Debbie McManus on September 19, 1969, in Cahokia, IL and she survives.
Tom was a graduate of Assumption High School in East St. Louis, and at age 18 went to work for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. His first 15 years with the railroad he was an Engineer, and then he held management positions until his retirement at age 60.

Tom's greatest passions were driving his Corvette and riding his Harley Davidson. He was a member of the Mark Twain Corvette Club and Christ Lutheran Church in Quincy. Tom enjoyed volunteering at Quincy Humane Society, where he got his beloved Schnauzer, Shadow.

In addition to his wife Debbie, survivors include their children:
Tom Hemmerle, Jr and his wife Natalie of Madisonville, KY; Tim Hemmerle and his partner Van of Birmingham, AL; Larry Hemmerle and his wife Jeanette of Auburn, IL and Gregg Hemmerle of Fenton, MO.

Five grandchildren, Joey Hemmerle and his wife Halie; Matt Hemmerle and his wife Molly; Lauren Hemmerle, Nick Hemmerle and Andrew Hemmerle.

Five Great Grandchildren, Hudson, Reese, Reid, Luke, and Rowan Hemmerle.

Two brothers, Mike Biederman and his wife Cindy; Guy Hemmerle and his wife Jane.

Two sisters-in-law, Margaret Silk and her husband Kenney; Becky Robert and her husband Denny, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

His parents (Steve, Patricia and John Hemmerle) and a brother, John Hemmerle preceded Tom in death.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Quincy.
Visitation will be Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00.
Memorials are suggested for the Quincy Humane Society P.O. Box 3173 Quincy, IL 62301 or online, www.quincyhumane society.org.
Service arrangements in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

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From:
Wanda Aden
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Debbie I am so sorry for your loss! Tom was a great guy! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!🙏❤️
From:
Mary and Bill Townley
Comments:
Debbie and family we are so sorry on your loss. Tom was such a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
From:
Cindy Bunch
Pearland, TX
Comments:
Debbie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Tom will be missed. ❤️🙏🏻
From:
Betty+ Jm McCarty
SPRING BAY, IL
Comments:
Debbie, We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We are thinking of you.Hugs
From:
Stacey (Mack) Mudd
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
My heart breaks for Debbie and the family. Tom was such a generous fun loving man with a heart of gold. Prayers for peace & comfort 🙏❤️
From:
Nickie Bruner
Troy, MO
Comments:
m shocked and saddened by this devastating news, he was a great man. I know he will be missed. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
From:
Meg Ely
Carbondale, IL
Comments:
Our prayers and love are with you forever. Love, Meg and Chloe Ann
From:
Kayla
Springfield, IL
Comments:
Debbie, Larry & family. Deepest condolences. It’s heartbreaking to lose a father & husband. I pray for peace & comfort as you walk through this most difficult time. 🙏
From:
JT Britton
Sherman, IL
Comments:
Hemmerle Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Shirley Tode
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Debbie
Sincere condolences on your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Paul Obrock
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Debbie, Gregg, and the rest of the family- I'm so sorry to read of Tom's passing. My condolences to all of you. He was a very kind man and I am happy to have met him. Prayers for your family.
From:
Tammy Schroeder
Maywood, MO
Comments:
Oh Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Tom. I only knew him from walking at the Kroc but he was such a nice and caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Joann Fritz
Henderson, KY
Comments:
Debbie and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.
From:
Skip, Dolores, Peter & Kelly Urban, Urban Funeral Home
Ambler, PA
Comments:
Tom, Natalie and your Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We pray that your father is at rest in the hands of His Lord and maker.
From:
Lana Anderson and Gary Ely
Monroe City, MO
Comments:
Debbie, we cannot believe this. We had some good times together, didn't we? Tom was such a nice guy. We'll miss him. Our prayers and hugs as you go through this difficult time. God's love be with you. ❤
From:
Jamie Bechtold
The Woodlands, TX
Comments:
So sorry for your loss Debbie (Mom) and family. Tom has impacted my life significantly, and I owe him my life path and any success I have achieved. His words, leadership, and a few letters to whom it mattered will never be forgotten.
From:
Dave & Terry Howell
Canton, MO
Comments:
Deb, we are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family and God keep and Bless you through this most difficult time.
Dave always thought a lot of Tom and said he was a great boss and a True Gentleman.
From:
Sharon Mock
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Debbie So sorry hear about Tom… loved talking to you and Tom when walking at Kroc also at the dentist office! Thinking of you and family.