Thoman, David C. Age 61, of West Dundee passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 surrounded by his family at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Dave was a native of Freeport, IL and was born on June 3, 1951. He was the son of Delmar S. & Dorothy M. (nee Holtum) Thoman. Dave was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in Freeport. He graduated from Freeport High School and went on to college to earn a degree in Civil Engineering. Dave worked for the Illinois Toll Authority and some private firms. One evening, while at Masi's Restaurant in West Dundee he met Debbie Falese his future wife. Dave and Debbie married on February 28, 1987 at the First Congregational Church in West Dundee and shared 26 years in a loving marriage. He enjoyed spending time with both his families, the Thomans and Faleses. Dave was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling in his beloved "up North". He enjoyed all sports, especially the Chicago White Sox. Dave also converted Debbie and some other family members (not to be named for their protection) to the Green Bay Packer's Family. Survivors include his wife Debbie (nee Falese) Thoman, his mother: Dorothy Thoman, and his sister: Sally (Stephen) Hoffman. Other survivors include, his mother-in-law: Jacqueline Falese, his brothers-in-law: Joseph, Jr. (Kristen), Michael (Jill) and Daniel (Traci) Falese, his nieces and nephews: Eric and Daniel Hoffman, Elena, Angela, Michael, Maria, Nicholas, Deana and Peter Falese. His aunt: Betty Shockey, and countless faithful family and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his father: Delmar S. Thoman, his father-in-law: Joseph Falese, Sr. his maternal and paternal grandparents as well as his aunts and uncles. A Memorial Service celebrating Dave's life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Noon at the First Congregational Church 900 S. Eighth St. (Route 31) in West Dundee. The Rev. Aaron James, Pastor will officiate. The Thoman & Falese families will be receiving family and friends at the church from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation 39 Broadway Suite 2700, New York, NY., 10006 or at www.liverfoundation.org. The Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee is assisting the family with all arrangements. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com. For info, please call (847) 426-3436.
Published in Courier News on Mar. 31, 2013