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PEORIA ~ Thomas Jerome “Tom” Alberts, Sr., 71, of Peoria, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born July 15, 1946 in Peoria to George and Edna (Stetler) Alberts, he married Janice Richards on July 22, 1967.

Surviving are three children, Cindi (Rodney) Koehl of Trivoli, Tommy (Connie) Alberts, Jr. of Bellevue and Stacy (Rich) Barto of Canton, GA; five grandchildren, Brittany Barto, Dakota (Carrie) Koehl, Dalton Koehl, Drake Koehl and Bailey Barto; one great-granddaughter, Mia Grace Koehl; two sisters, Teri (Jerry) Hight and Candy (Bill) Linville, both of Peoria and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jeep Alberts.

Tom retired from the P &PU Railroad after many years of service.

An avid gardener, bowler and Atlanta Braves fan, Tom loved to fish and spend time outdoors. He also loved watching his grandchildren’s ballgames.

His visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Services will follow with Pastor Chuck Wilcox officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Illinois CancerCare and the amazing and compassionate staff at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home for the wonderful care they provided to their father.

Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 Illinois State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com