Photo: Fw: Thomas Joseph Kodat  1937-2020
Thomas Joseph Kodat, 82 of Coal City, passed away Wednesday March 25, 2020 at Amita Health Medical Center in Glendale Heights, IL.
Thomas was born September 6th, 1937 in Morris, IL to Leonard and Mary (Walsh) Kodat. He married Peggy Anderson on October 14, 1961 in Verona, IL.
He was formerly involved in Coal City FFA, formerly in the United States Army, worked at Caterpillar, and was a member and volunteer at the Coal City United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, farming, antiques and garage sales. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and sharing the bounties of his gardens with friends and relatives.
He is survived by his children Eric (Ann) Kodat of Coal City, IL., Jeff (Laura) Kodat of Dallas, TX. and Lisa (Tony) Kodat-Lee of Scotts Valley, CA.; 6 grandchildren Ethan Kodat, Adam Kodat, Abby Kodat, Noah Kodat, Arabella Lee and Preston Lee; siblings George (Rita) Kodat, Peter (Ana) Kodat, Phillip (Karen) Kodat, Judy (Richard) Martin. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and “adopted” children and grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Peggy Kodat. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Coal City United Methodist Church.
Private funeral services will be at Ferrari Funeral Services (1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, IL) with Rev. Bradley Shumaker officiating. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood IL. A Celebration of Life service will be scheduled for a later date for all to attend.
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Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements