Thomas M. Dwyer

CLINTON — Thomas M. Dwyer, 63, of Clinton, passed away at 6:14 a.m. on September 2, 2023 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Dave Glenn officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Tom was born on March 8, 1960, in San Bernardino, Calif., the son of Richard Dale and Virginia June (Leonard) Dwyer. He married Wanette Ann Curless on June 3, 1989, in Havana, Ill.

Survivors include his wife Wanette Dwyer, Clinton; children Laney Dayle (Zach) Newberry, Clinton, and Keegan Thomas (Amara Clark) Dwyer, Astoria, Ill.; siblings Patty (Kevin) Kirkbride and Rick (Sandy) Dwyer; sister-in-law Tonya (Darryl) Holmes, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three siblings, Dixie Dale Dwyer, Judy Dwyer and Guy Christopher.

Tom worked for the Boilermakers Local #60 for many years before working at the Clinton Power Station, Local #51, where he worked for 29 and a half years before his retirement in September of 2021.

He was an avid fisherman, deer and mushroom hunter, and Green Bay Packers fan. He looked forward to hunting season every year with his kids. He enjoyed the time he spent coaching his son’s JFL football team.

Tom’s family will always remember his deep belief in the existence of UFOs and Bigfoot. He loved his family deeply, especially his grand dog Bear and will be missed by all who knew him.

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