Tom Edward Zbinden

Tom Edward Zbinden, age 72, life-long resident of rural Greenville, Illinois, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, February 14, 2022.

Services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Smith Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be held at the church Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the church or donor’s choice. Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tom was born July 22, 1949, to Freeman and Wilma (McCray) Zbinden, both deceased. He married Roberta (Faries) Zbinden July 31, 1969, in Centerville, Illinois; she survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Dawn Zbinden Carroll and children, Carey, Samantha and Asher of Clayton, North Carolina; son-in-law Jamie Carroll of North Carolina; son Luke (Christina) Zbinden and childrenKara and Micah of Greenville; and nephew Daniel (Gina) Thomilson and children Payton and Mya of rural Pocahontas; one surviving sibling, Rev. Joseph (Joy) Zbinden of West Frankfort; and sister-in-law Judy Zbinden of Mt. Carmel and Anna Jo Zbinden of St. Louis.

He was preceded in death by siblings Jack Thomilson, Harry Zbinden, Barbara Ault, Bonnie Barker, Robert Zbinden, Edwin Zbinden, Dorene Zbinden and RuthAnn Elam.

Tom retired from a life of livestock and grain farming in 2000 and began working in St. Louis for Fred Weber, Inc until his health forced his retirement in 2016. Throughout the years Tom served in a variety of capacities within his beloved Smith Grove Baptist Church family.

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