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Harold Windom

September 20, 1949 — July 1, 2019

Harold Windom

Harold “Tink” Windom

Age 69 of Wilmington, passed away Monday morning, July 1, 2019 at his home.

Born September 20, 1949 in Galesburg, Illinois, Harold Leroy was a son of Robert Eugene and Mary Pearl (Wallace) Windom. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, and went on to honorably serve in the United States Navy aboard the USS Midway during Vietnam.

Harold worked for Electro-Motive in LaGrange for 32 ½ years until his retirement, and was a member of the Wilmington V.F.W. Post 5422 and the Wilmington Moose Lodge #241. In his free time Tink enjoyed being on a dune buggy, golfing and playing pool on a league. He will most be remembered for his love of holiday’s and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife Paula (Rodgers) Windom; two children: Richard (Sasha) Leadingham of Burr Ridge and Bill (Hannah) Crews of Union Hill; six grandchildren: Tailor, Ella and Olivia Leadingham and Brayden, Skylar and Layla Crews; one sister, Pam (Roger) Hartwell, and one brother, Rick (Diana) Windom, both of Minooka, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Malyn and three brothers: Robert, Danny and Mike Windom.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday, July 7, 2019 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington.

Funeral services will follow Monday morning, July 8, 2019 in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.

Burial with full military honors will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Pallbearers will be: Ricky Leadingham, Billy Crews, Brayden Crews, Ricky Windom, Jim Hartwell, Tim Hartwell and Bob Hartwell.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Harold’s memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Harold’s memorial page online by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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