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Thomas "Tommy" Herden

July 19, 1949 ~ May 1, 2022 (age 72)

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Thomas “Tommy” Herden age 72, of Crystal Lake, Illinois passed away at Northwestern-Medicine Huntley Hospital on May 1, 2022. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 19, 1949 the son of Walter Joseph “Scotty” and Edna Jane (Peterson) Herden.

Tom was a proud U.S. Army Veteran that served during the Vietnam War Era and was also a proud member of the Lake in the Hills American Legion Post #1231. 

Tom worked for American Airlines with 53 years of dedicated service.

Tom loved fishing, golfing, partying and spending time with his family. He made many friends wherever he went.  He was an avid CUBS and BEARS fan. 

Tommy always said, “I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time.”

He had so much fun with his brother-in-laws through the years, Greg, Scott, & Dennis Duffey

He is survived by his loving wife, Susan Herden; his children, Kelly (Walter Buss) Herden and Colleen (Scott) Kiolbassa; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Luke, Makenzie; his brother, Jeffrey (Bonnie Katz) Herden and also many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM along with a Time of Sharing to begin at 5:00 PM, followed with Military Honors all at Willow Funeral Home & Cremation Care 1415 W. Algonquin Rd., (one half mile east of Randall Rd.) Algonquin/Lake in the Hills.

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Memorial Visitation
May 15, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Willow Funeral Home
1415 W. Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102

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