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• Oct 28, 2015 at 3:44 PM

May 26, 1935 March 23, 2007

MORTON, Ill. Tom J. Hofacker, 71, of Morton, died Friday at his residence.

He was born May 26, 1935 in Norwalk, Ohio and had served four years in the Coast Guard.

He worked 30 years at Caterpillar, Inc. retiring in 1990, from the Morton Parts Distribution Center. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Morton and the Morton American Legion Post 318.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Lee Ann Hofacker of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; daughters and son-in-law, Ann Brand of Springfield, and Mary and Richard Campbell of Stickney; stepsons, Curt (Peggy) Lambdin of Edwardsville, Tony (Christy) Lambdin of Morton, Scott (Val) Lambdin of Grand Junction, Colo., Mitch (Patty) Lambdin of Salt Lake City; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Theresa Hofacker of Norwalk, a sister, Catherine Tyler of Monroeville, Ohio, and 22 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Lambdin in 2002; parents, Martin and Loretta (Obringer) Hofacker; and two brothers.

Friends may call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday in the Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 66 Chapel St., Monroeville. The Rev. Kenneth J. Lill will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroeville.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the St. Joseph Endowment Fund, 79 Chapel St., Monroeville, Ohio 44847.

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