Thomas Fuchs, 89 of Springfield, died at 7:41 am, Friday, January 20, 2012 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born September 9, 1922 in New Berlin to Charles and Mary Hermes Fuchs. He married Rosemary Minch on February 1, 1947. Preceding Thomas in death are his parents,; one son, Thomas L. Fuchs; six sisters and five brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; one daughter, Ann (Steven) Steer of Springfield; five sons, Frank (Denise) Fuchs of Springfield, John Fuchs of Chatham, Mark (Joanne) Fuchs of Lee’s Summit, MO, Lee (Janice) Fuchs of Weldon Spring, MO and Kevin (Rita) Fuchs of New Berlin; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Fuchs of Springfield; twenty grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one sister Nancy Marr of Pleasant Plains and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Thomas was a member of Christ the King Church; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in New Berlin; New Berlin School Board; Sangamon State University Assembly and was a Trustee for eighteen years for Lincoln Land Community College.
His occupation was a farmer until retirement, and then he became a licensed realtor.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Monday, January 23, 2012 at Christ the King Church.
Lie in State: 9-10 am, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Christ the King Church.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Christ the King Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Berlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Berlin.