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Charles 'Tom' Beattie

Charles 'Tom' Beattie

Charles Thomas Beattie 83, of Quincy. Il passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 8th surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Quincy, Il on July 17, 1937, son to the late Golden Grandville and Mary Elizabeth Beattie. Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Beattie and their two daughters Amy (David) Wingerter, their three children, Brady, Blake and Veronica Wingerter of Quincy, Il. Emily "Kaki" (Matt) Johnson and their two children Frank and Charles Johnson of DeKalb, Il. Prior to his marriage to Nancy Beattie, he fathered 5 children: Tina (Rob) Hografe, Kelly (James) Wallach, Tammy (Ronnie) Terbrock, Bobi (Bill) Davis of Missouri, and Paul (Amanda) Brugler of Minnesota. Along with all of their children and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Jane Norris of Quincy, Il and his brother Walter VanOrder of Ewing, Mo. Frank Waldhaus, his best buddy and childhood friend of Quincy, Il.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brother William Schaffer and sister Bonnie Kuel.

Tom received a scholarship to Western Illinois University for Swimming and Diving. There he was awarded many medals for diving and competed for a spot on the 1956 Olympic Diving Team. His passion for swimming continued throughout his life.

Tom retired from Consolidated Freightways in 1996. After retirement he loved spending time with his family, many friends and taking care of his grandkids. Tom enjoyed swimming, coaching diving and golfing. He was a member of the Elks Club, Knights of Columbus and St. Francis Catholic Church.

A special thanks to Blessing Hospice for the exceptional love, support and care they provided to Tom and his family. Tom was loved by many and treasured his friends and family. He will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date. Inurnment in Greenmount Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sheridan Swim Team in memory of Tom. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Jim Hall
Quincy, IL
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Nancy & Tom Friye
Quincy, IL
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Nancy, we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with you. Nancy & Tom Friye
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Richard White and Mary
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Sorry for your loss I remember him from years ago it was a very good neighbor and friend
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Jmarie Meyer Nieders
QUINCY, IL
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My deepest sympathy Nancy. Tom was a great person and fun. Remember the Holloween contest at the Elks? Peace be with you and your family.
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Glenn Gage
Quincy Illinois, IL
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We are so sorry that Tom is gone but we know that he is not in any pain. Glenn & Ann Gage
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teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
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Nancy and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, dad, grandpa and brother. May God grant you strength in the days and weeks ahead and may your cherished memories provide you with comfort.
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Ralph and Terrie Mannel
Bartlett, IL
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Nancy. We are so very sorry for your loss of Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know it’s a difficult time for you and sending love and hugs.
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Alice Kemner
St Louis, MO
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So sorry for your loss.
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Diane Glaub
QUINCY, IL
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Nancy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️
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Cindy Olson
Houston, TX
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Bryan and I were remembering all the fun we had when we visited each other! You taught us how to dive professionally hahaha but you did! Aunt Nancy was so good to us and we miss her. I know Amy and Kaki took really good care of you, and you're now with my mom and dad and we love you Uncle Tom rest in peace!
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Pam Miller
Fort Madison, IA
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Tom always an exceptional human being, thoughtful, generous, kind, loving,. There is more you could say, but would take more space than is available. If you want to take his measure all you have to do is look at his amazing family...and you'll know a no greater legacy and tribute. LOVE TO YOU and comfort with joy.
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Rita Damhorst
Oak Forest, IL
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Tom was an awesome husband, father & grandpa. He loved his family & friends. I cherish all the laughs, parties, & dances. I know he has them laughing in Heaven. Miss you Tom Cat, love you more.
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Don oberg
Kenai, AK
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Tom was a very close friend. We spends hours together at the Quincy swimming pools.
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Ron & Esther Morrison
Mendon, IL
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Would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Tom’s family. In our younger years, Tom & I fought over the girls but still remained good friends. He was a great guy that many will greatly miss.
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Phil & Lorri Craig
Stoutsville, MO
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Nancy, we were so sad to hear the news of Tom's passing. We will always remember our times together at Sheridan with you guys. He was a great guy and will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace. Phil and Lorri
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Jennifer West
QUINCY, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Prayers to family.
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Roberta loos
Mendon, IL
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Nancy and family I’m so sorry. Tom was such a sweetheart. I’m so glad I got to see him in the Y a few. Times before covid hit. Prayers and love you all
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Martin and Cindy Anders
Bowling Green, MO
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So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Love and hugs to Nancy and the family.
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Jan Schroder
QUINCY, IL
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Tomcat,
I had so much fun unloading your truck at Gardner Denver, driving the forklift on the receiving dock. You always found a way to lift me up, when I was down & having a bad day. See you on the other side. God Speed Tom.
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Eleanor Hubble
Quincy, IL
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Tom was a dear friend for many years. So very sorry for the loss to your family. Too many memories of good times to list. Bless you Nancy for your loving care.
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The Cuatzo Family
West Chicago, IL
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So sorry for your loss! Uncle Tom always knew how to make us smile and we will miss him. Sending hugs and love.
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Dawn Whitcomb
Quincy, IL
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Nancy and the girls..
I'm just seeing this. I'm truly sorry on the loss of a wonderful husband and father. Much Love and Light to you. :)