Thomas Jon Frevert, 75, of Taylorville passed away at 10:59 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born on May 19, 1942 in West Union, Iowa, the son of Dr. Merrill Frederick and Eunice Irene (Finch) Frevert. He graduated from West Union High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University. Tom married Kay Scharae Kilcher on June 29, 1968, in West Union. He was a veteran of the US Army. Tom worked at Caterpillar, the Illinois Healthcare Association, Illinois Power, and most recently as an accountant with the State of Illinois. He was an active member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church where he served in many roles throughout the years including: Finance Committee, Administrative Board Chairman, Worship Committee Chairman, Lay Delegate to Annual Conference, and participated in the cancer support group. Tom was also active in his community including: President of the Christian County Mental Health Association, member of the Board of Appeals for the City of Taylorville, Public Relations Director for the Executive Board of the Tornado Wrestling Foundation and played the role of Chamberlain for the High School Madrigal Dinner for 20+ years. Tom and Kay are proud supporters of many local charities, sports, and the arts and were recently given the title of Avid Sports Fans of the Year for the Taylorville High School. He was an avid golfer and loved his annual golf trips with the “Biloxi Boys” including one just last year. Tom loved spending time outdoors where he enjoyed boating, fishing, and waterskiing. Traveling, especially with his family was always important to Tom. Anytime Tom and Kay were out, and a good song came on, they would most certainly be found on the dance floor. More than anything, Tom’s children and grandchildren meant everything to him. No matter what the activity, Tom was always there to support his grandkids. Tom made a lasting impact on all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his friends, the community, and his family.
He is survived by his wife: Kay Frevert of Taylorville; children: Jenny Moats (Jim) of Taylorville, Trish Groeninger (Rick) of Auburn, and Andrew Frevert (Rachel) of Peoria, Arizona; grandchildren: Abby Moats, Faith Moats, Jordan Moats, Jereme Groeninger (Ashley), Hanah Klein (Donny), Kalynn Groeninger, Liliana Frevert, Amara Frevert, Lincoln Frevert, and Israel Frevert; great grandson: Bjorn Groeninger; and sister: Elaine Wick (Lee) of Alexandria, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Nancy Champion-Seppala and Jane VanRoekel.
A funeral service for Tom will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 12, in the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Rev. Becky Lembke officiating. Visitation will he held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and for one hour prior to the funeral in the church. Tom will be cremated following the funeral and inurnment will take place at a later date in the West Union Cemetery in Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Taylorville First United Methodist Church, the Tornado Wrestling Foundation, or Cancer Care Specialists Charitable Fund in Decatur. Memories of Tom, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.