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Thomas Flamm

March 18, 1942 — May 9, 2019

Thomas Flamm

Thomas J. Flamm

Age 77 of Braidwood, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at his home.

Born March 18, 1942 in Chicago, Thomas Joseph was a son of Francis M. and Dorothy C. (Kujawa) Flamm. He was raised in the Back of the Yards neighborhood; attended St. Augustine School, and went on to graduate from Chicago Vocational School with the Class of 1961. Tom lived in Chicago until moving to Braidwood in 1979. He worked as a millwright in construction, and was a member of the Carpenters and Millwright Local 1693. Tom coached little league baseball, and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, as well as wine making, sausage making and smoking meat. Tom was also an accomplished craftsman, who loved woodworking.

Survivors include three children: Gregory Flamm, Kelly Gabouer and Darryl Flamm; one step-son, Robert Wigent; several grandchildren; six siblings: Judith (the late Joseph) Konkol of Oak Lawn, Gerald (Barbara) Flamm of Alsip, Lynne Lessman (the late Edward Murphy) of Braidwood, Joanne (Charles) Bafia of Peoria, Arizona, Mary Lowe of Beecher and Christine (the late Bob) Engstrom of Cedar Lake, Indiana; two aunts: Delores Stefanisin and Eleanore Flamm, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, and one step-son, David Wigent.

Per Tom’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service and Celebration of Life at 7:00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Roy Backus will officiate.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Tom’s memory to his family for their distribution.

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

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