March 2, 1957-August 4, 2019
MOLINE — Thomas E. DeRoo, 62, of Moline, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at UnityPoint Health–Trinity Rock Island surrounded by his children and loved ones.
Visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. There will be a Memorial Service immediately following the visitation at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pheasants Forever or Alleman High School.
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Tom was born on March 2, 1957, in Davenport, the son of Gilbert W. and Mary Ann (Lennox) DeRoo.
He was a 1975 graduate of Alleman High School and 1980 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Turfgrass Management. Tom was a former groundskeeper at Short Hills Country Club and Pinnacle Golf Club and later worked at the Rock Island Arsenal as a driver before his recent retirement. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, Westerns and John Wayne. Tom was kindhearted, had an infectious laugh and never met a stranger.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Daniel Hensley, Rock Island; son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Jaclyn DeRoo, Rock Island; stepson, Daniel Gradel, Dallas, Texas; special friend, Chris Cervantes, Moline; and grandchildren, Lainey, Olivia and Cooper. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.deroofuneralhome.com.