Thomas Joseph Rickerd
October 20, 1953 ~ March 20, 2023 (age 69)
Pawnee — Thomas Joseph Rickerd, 69, of Pawnee, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 20, 2023, at Regency Care in Springfield. He was born Oct. 20, 1953, in Springfield, the son of Clarence E. and Charlotte E. White Rickerd. Tom married Patricia J. Cummins Sept. 21, 1974, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carol Kuntemeier.
Tom graduated from Griffin High School in 1972. He was a member of the Boilermakers Local Lodge No. 363 in Belleville, retiring in 2008 after more than 37 years of service.
Tom is survived by his wife, Pat, of Pawnee; one daughter, Melissa M. Rickerd, of Pawnee; three sons, Brian T. (wife, Amanda) Rickerd of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Adam J. Rickerd of Pawnee and Jason M. (companion, Rebecca Spengler) Rickerd of Dawson; and six grandchildren.
Cremation rites will be accorded. No services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704.
Curry Funeral Home in Pawnee is serving the family of Thomas Rickerd.