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Tom Strange

veteranMar 24th, 1945 - Jun 15th, 2022

Remembrance Ceremony: 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation: 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home


     Thomas Oliver “Lucky” Strange III, age 77, of Rinard, Illinois, passed away Wednesday morning, June 15, 2022, at his home.

     He was born March 24, 1945, in Harvey, the son of Thomas O. and Violet E. (Paris)  Strange Jr.  He was united in marriage to Joy Reuther on October 4, 1986, and together they have shared 35 wedding anniversaries.

     Tom was a graduate of Rich Central High School.  He proudly served in the Army during Vietnam and retired from the Automobile Mechanics Local Union 701.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and taxidermy.

     He is survived by his wife: Joy Strange of Rinard; children: Pamala (Doug) Lindsey of Flora, Michael (Michelle) Kucharzyk of Evansville, Indiana, Matthew Reuther of Rinard, T.J. (Rayne) Strange of Bloomington, Indiana, and Nathan Strange of Rinard; 9 grandchildren: Austin Smith, Trevor Harpur, Freddy Kwiatkowski, Jake Harpur, Emma Reuther, Hope Reuther, Kyson Strange, Kannon Strange, and Kalah Strange; "adopted" children: Robbie Halbe, Warren Militello, and Stephanie Militello; and siblings: Darrell Strange of Maryland, Christine (Ken) Dickover of North Carolina, and Mark Strange of Florida.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter: Priscilla Harpur (Strange).

     A remembrance ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora followed by the presentation of military funeral honors.  Jim Earleywine will officiate.  A visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Lynne & Fred Gocey

June 15th

Sympathy for the whole family.

Pam williams

June 15th

Pam, I am so so sorry to hear of the passing of your daddy. My condolences are with you and your family. And many prayers and hugs for you all.

Katelyn, Parker, & Gracie Phillips

June 16th

So sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for your family.

Becky Watson (Strange)

June 16th

So sorry to hear of Tom passing,,He was a wonderful,caring,funny,,compassionate person,.He was a great brother in law and I will miss him always,Thoughts and prayers are with the family,,love you all.

Kim Welty

June 16th

Pam and family, My heaheartfelt condolences for you. I know how much you Loved your Daddy❤️May God give you Peace & Strength during your day's ahead. Love you my friend 😘🙏❤️

Blake Headlee

June 16th

Doug, and Pam, my God. Sorry to hear. My condolences.I'll pray withy'all.

Rhesa Eckelberry

June 16th

So sorry for your loss


June 16th

Prayers of comfort for the family.

Terry Adams

June 18th

Joy, I am so sorry for this great loss that has happened to you and your family. Although I never met Tom I always heard he was a great person. Praying for you and your family, Terry & John



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and Cremation Services

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