|Thomas Edward Walsh
Born: July 06, 1918 Died: November 02, 2018
Thomas Edward Walsh, 100, of Morris, passed away early Friday morning, November 02, 2018 at Heritage Manor in Dwight
with his family by his side.
Born July 06, 1918 in Highland Township Grundy County, he was the son of Thomas E. and Josephine (Kessler) Walsh. He
moved to Morris in 1923 and received his education at Immaculate Conception School in Morris. Eddie married Frances
Carlson on November 25, 1943 in Georgia and they lived all of their married life in Morris. He was a W.W. II veteran serving in
the U.S. Army 991st Corps of Engineers attaining rank of Sergeant and landed on “ D Day” on Utah Beach and was awarded
the Silver Star. He was employed for 47 years at the Morris Paper Mill retiring in 1983. Eddie played baseball on the Morris
Paper Mill Athletic Club and Sklut’s teams.
He is survived by three daughters, Fran (Denny) McCluckie of Morris, Jeanne (Jim) Taylor of Morris and Phyllis (Jay) Fillman
of Mazon; six grandchildren, Ryan (Molly) McCluckie of Portland, OR, Karen McCluckie of Naperville, Tom (Danielle) Taylor of
Marseilles, Laura (Josh) Carlson of Morris. Andy Fillman of Morris and Peter (Lauren) Fillman of Cambridge, MA; five great
grandchildren, Sophia Fillman, Finley Ader, Landon Taylor, Paleigh Carlson and Graham Carlson; several nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Frances on October 23, 2002; a son in infancy; three brothers,
Pat, Kenneth and Robert Walsh; one sister, Catherine “Toots” Hiney.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, oldest living member of American Legion Post 294 and a member of
VFW John Martin Steele Post 6049.
Memorials may be given to the Heritage Health Activities Fund, Hospice of Kankakee Valley or the donor’s choice.
Private funeral services will be held Monday, November 05, 2018 at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in
Morris with Rev. Edward J. Howe, CR officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Military honors will be provided
by the Morris Color Guard.
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral
home at 815-942-0700.