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Dale Eugene Tomlinson

November 12, 1943 ~ February 14, 2021 (age 77)


Dale Eugene Tomlinson, age 76 of Virginia, died Sunday, February 14, 2021 at his home.

He was born November 12, 1943 in Williamsfield, the son of Leslie E. and Lila Lavern Tomlinson. He married Bonnie Booth on June 6, 1986 at Faith Baptist Church in Virginia.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Tomlinson of Virginia, his daughter Christy (husband Steve) Hogue of Pekin; a son Dale L. Tomlinson of Pekin; five grandchildren Chris (wife Brittney), Kayleigh, Steven, Caleb, and Alia Hogue; three great grandchildren Clark, Alanna, and Genevieve Hogue; and a brother Wayne Tomlinson of Morton. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Brent Eugene Tomlinson, his sister Fay Arline Cookson, and a brother Roland Tomlinson.

Dale served in the United States Navy from 1961-1964. He has lived in Virginia since 1980 and had a 30-year career with Caterpillar in Peoria.  For family  attending his services, Dale requests that you wear jeans or casual clothes. In his honor, Dale asks that before the end of this year, preform a random act of kindness for someone. 

Private family services will be held. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials have been suggested to Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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Private Services

Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618


Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice
331 S. Main St., Virginia IL 62691
Tel: 1-217-452-3057

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