Thomas A. Myers, 56, Dixon, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
He was born on March 5, 1958 in Freeport to Arnold E. and Jane (Eisenbise) Myers.
Tom was raised on a farm in rural Polo.
During his school years, he was very active in sports, with girls, and working for local farmers.
He worked for McKean Masonry and detasseling corn in high school.
Immediately following high school, he worked for Acme Resin and then Illinois Central Railroad, until he became disabled from a life-altering illness.
Tom loved life, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, and fishing. His true passion was music.
Tom was also a friend of Bill W.
He is survived by his mother, Jane Summers, Lanark; sisters, Amy (Jules) Milby, Rock Falls, Sue Myers, Lanark, and Jacqueline (Bill) Kousoulas, Sycamore; nieces, Amanda Bertolozz, Wapello, Iowa, and Kali Rocco, Rockford; nephew, Chris Garza, Sterling; great-niece, Reina Yount, Sycamore; and great-nephew, Hunter Bertolozzi, Sterling; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and special care giver, Connie DeWaele.
He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Lloyd Summers; grandparents, Harold and Alberta Eisenbise, Lanark, and Ellis (Pete) and Ethel Myers, Polo; aunt, Carol Myers, Polo; uncle,Pete Eisenbise, Lanark.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center, Lanark.
Arrangements are being completed by Russell-Frank Funeral Home, Lanark.
A private interment will be held at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Lanark.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Private condolences and online guestbook may be signed at www.schwarzfh.com.