Thomas W. Reed

Thomas William Reed, 58, formerly of Shipman, passed away of a heart attack at home in Northbrook Monday, March 16, 2020, fortified with the last rites of Holy Mother the Church by Fr. Christopher Gustafson, Pastor of St. Norbert’s in Northbrook. Tom was born Oct. 26, 1961 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, to Bernard and Bernice (Brown) Reed.

The youngest of seven children, Tom graduated from Southwestern High School in 1981, then worked on the family farm in Shipman while studying at Lewis and Clark Community College before relocating to Chicago to work in building maintenance. Tom was an energized St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan, as well as a regular volunteer at several parishes, member of St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Northbrook and past Grand Knight of Holy Rosary Council No. 4483 Knights of Columbus and fourth degree member of Seton Assembly No. 2410 of Arlington Heights. Throughout his life, Tom never wavered in the practice of his faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard, and his mother, Bernice. He is survived by six loving siblings: Joe (Valerie) of Joliet, Joann Rull (Steve) of Warson Woods, Mo.; Mary Jane (Aurelio Corso) of Amalia, New Mexico, Leola Still (Jim Kahl) of Carlinville, Madonna Tideman (Jeff) of Northfield and Stephen (Helen) of Shipman, along with five nephews, six nieces, 13 grand-nieces and nephews, his dear Knights of Columbus friends, his two beloved dogs, and many friends and neighbors who will remember him for his generosity and devotion to God and family.

In light of coronavirus regulations, a memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

To honor Tom, memorial contributions may be made to:

St. Denis Cemetery, Shipman, IL

c/o John Kelly

10413 Kelly Road

Plainview, IL 62685-6505


Knights of Columbus

Holy Rosary Council #4483

c/o Dean Sordyl

915 South See Gwun Avenue.

Mount Prospect, IL   60056