Thomas M. Robertson (73) formerly of Brownstown


Published on August 27 2012 11:08 am

Thomas M. Robertson, 73, formerly of Brownstown died at 5:30pm Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the First Christian Church, Brownstown with Harvey Waddelow and Zach Strange officiating and also at 3:00 p.m. at the Berlin Christian Church, Berlin. There will be a visitation an hour prior to service time at the Berlin Christian Church with burial to follow at Berlin Cemetery, Berlin. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown.  Memorials may be made to the Brownstown Christian Church or Brownstown Education Association Scholarship Fund or the donor’s choice.

Tom was born on May 25, 1939 in Berlin, IL the son of William B. and Elizabeth (Fisher) Robertson.  He married Anita Waddelow on August 14, 1965. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Brownstown. He was a former Superintendent of Schools for the Brownstown School District (for 16 years) where he also served as a teacher and on the Board of Education and was an instructor for Kaskaskia Community College. He was also a Fayette County Bailiff.

He is survived by his wife Anita of Lebanon, daughters, Dawnita (Ray) Elliott of Lebanon, IL, Angie (Kevin) Bodden of Florissant, MO, Andrea (Colin) Welsh of Highland, IL and Elisa (Zach) Strange of Carmi, IL, 11 grandchildren, Shawn, Payton, Logan, Ethan, Elijah, Sydney, Aislyn, Keagan, Brennan, Caleb, and Elizabeth, brothers, Donald Robertson of Berlin, IL, Harry (Fran) Robertson of Collinsville, IL, sisters, Judy (Tom) Fitch of Springfield, IL, Patricia (Gene) Wake of Berlin, IL Martha (Kenny) Stephens of Berlin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard and Bill Robertson and sisters, Mary Lou Leatherby and Marjorie Robertson.