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Thomas John Frederick

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. - Thomas John Frederick, 59, of Machesney Park, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Tom was born Aug. 27, 1962, in Ironwood, Michigan, the son to Christine (Rigoni) and Joseph Frederick. He and his family moved to Rockford in 1963. Tom attended Auburn High School and graduated in 1980.

He worked as a proud union plumber for the Local 23. He was a wonderful father and brought his children up well and taught them respect and morals. Tom enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and yard work, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing poker and other card games. Most of all, Tom loved spending time with his family of whom he was very proud of.

Tom is survived by his sons, Michael (Kathryn) Frederick and Ben Frederick; granddaughter, Audrey Rose Frederick; parents, Christine and Joseph Fredrick; sister, Jeanean (Gregory) Johnson; nephew, Andrew (Ashlee) Johnson; niece, Elinor Johnson. He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Frederick.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, at 3910 N. Rockton Ave. in Rockford. A memorial service will follow at noon at the funeral home.

Tom will be laid to rest in Owen Center Cemetery in Rockford at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a cause to be determined.