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Thomas J. "Tom" VanderLeest

January 7, 1961 April 13, 2022
Thomas J. "Tom" VanderLeest
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Obituary for Thomas J. "Tom" VanderLeest
Thomas “Tom” J. VanderLeest, 61, of Clinton, IA, died April 13, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private graveside service will be held at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. The Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Tom was born January 7, 1961 in Morrison to Norman J. VanderLeeest and Leona C. (Buhrow) VanderLeest.
He is survived by his partner and love of his life, Julie Brown; Children, Thomas VanderLeest, Anthony (Ashley) VanderLeest, Tristan (Andrew) Zahnle and Cheyenne (Blake) Huskey. Sisters Norma (Gail) Young of Morrison, IL, Debra (Galen) Johnson of Morrison, IL, Joanne (Duiane) Dahler of Morrison, IL, Bonny (Dale) Kennedy of Fulton, IL, Virginia (Stephen) Velazquez-Wirsing of Sycamore, IL, and Julia Velazquez of East Moline, IL. One brother, Jerry VanderLeest of Morrison, IL; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman J. and Leona C. VanderLeest-Velazquez; one sister-in-law, Cynthia VanderLeest.
Tom had a passion for antiquing, Nascar and collecting cars both real and toy. He always had an eye for a great deal. His favorite being Red Line Hot Wheels and his Richard Petty look-a-like pickup truck.
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Services are private.

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Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

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