Tom L. Zobrist, age 64, of Pierron, passed away Sunday, February 8 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 64 year old Tom L. Zobrist will be Sunday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Highland Animal Shelter.
He was born December 28, 1950, in Highland, IL, the son of Lester E. and Cathryn R. (nee Weder) Zobrist.
On August 17, 1973, he married Paulette Marie Brooks who survives.
He was a member of Highland Sportsman Club; District 9 Machinists.
Tommy was born in Highland and grew up on 12th Street. He was a 1969 graduate of Highland High School. He attended Bailey Technical Institute for 2 years. He had been a mechanic until 1995. He earned a Computer Science Degree from Southwest IL College. He worked as Learning Resources Lab Assistant at SWIC until 2005. He worked as a clerk at CC Foodmart in Pierron until 2012, when he retired. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, watching wrestling on TV, and rebuilding computers.
Survivors include :
Wife – Paulette M. Zobrist nee Brooks, Pierron, IL
Daughter – Wendy M. Gruenenfelder, Highland, IL
Daughter – Heather C. (Significant other John Beck) Zobrist, Pierron, IL
Daughter – Jennifer L. (Significant other T.J. Schmitt) Zobrist, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Courtney N. Gruenenfelder, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Gage D. Gruenenfelder, St. Charles, MO
Grandchild – Kelsey L. Gruenenfelder, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Keely S. Gruenenfelder, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Rylee M. Schmitt, Alhambra, IL
Brother – Donald C. Zobrist (twin), Glen Carbon , IL
Brother – Danny L. (Jo) Zobrist, Pocahontas, IL
Sister – Cindy J. (Phil) Zobrist-Settles, ., MI
Step Brother – Marc F. (Tiffany) Dockweiler, ., AZ
Step Sister – Linda M. (Daniel) Portell, ., VA
He was preceded in death by :
Father – Lester E. Zobrist died 9/22/1990
Mother – Cathryn R. Zobrist nee Weder
Grandchild – Mikah C. Parsons died 12/23/2006
Brother – Ronald L. Zobrist (twin) died at age 11 months
Sister – Nancy K. Higgenbotham died 1975
Step Mother – Helen M. Dockweiler Zobrist nee Klanke died 11/24/2009
Son In-law – Corey Gruenenfelder died 8/28/2012
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249