Thomas Voland

Thomas Voland
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Thomas C. Voland, 65, of Belleville, IL, born March 12, 1957, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, April 10, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mr. Voland had worked as a custodian at Southwestern Illinois College. He was a United States Navy veteran and member of the VFW. Tom was an avid Master Model Builder. He enjoyed sharing his passion with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mary, nee Gonzalez, Voland;

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice L, nee Scott, Voland, whom he married on December 20, 1976; two sons, Chad (Gayla) Voland and Christopher (Emily) Voland; six grandchildren, Pierce, Alexis, Dylan, Kailey, Jack and Eleanor; a sister, Vicki (Steven) Voland; two brothers, Terry (Gerry) Voland and Steven (Victoria) Voland; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


22 Comments on Thomas Voland

Laurie Anderson said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2022 at 7:12 PM

So sorry to hear of Toms passing. May God comfort you and May all the good memories sustain you in your time of grief.

  • Loxahatchee
  • FL
thomas peters said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2022 at 10:47 AM

So sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. My sincere condolences to the family.

  • Madeira Beach
  • FL
Jerry & Vicki Ainsworth said : Guest Report Apr 15, 2022 at 3:52 PM

Dear Jan and Family... we were so saddened when we heard of Tom's passing. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Stan Frey said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2022 at 8:33 PM

Jan and Family - I am very sorry for your loss. Tom was a great person and extremely dedicated to his family and work. Tom took pride in everything he did and was very meticulous. It was a pleasure to know Tom and work with him at SWIC. He never knew the word quit. God bless you Tom Voland!

  • Highland
  • IL
Rocky Logston said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2022 at 8:02 PM

To the Voland Family. Praying that your grief will be short and the memories of Tom husband father and veteran Will carry you through these difficult days with fond memories of him. Fond memories last a lifetime. God bless

  • Read bad
  • Illinois
Rocky Logston said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2022 at 10:17 AM

To the Voland Family hoping your sorrow will be brief and the memories of Tom spirit will live with you for some comforting moments deepest sympathies.

  • Redbud
  • Illinois
Trish Bridell said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2022 at 8:05 AM

I so sorry to hear about Tom I work with Tom for over 15 years he was a great guy and he always had a smile on his face he will be miss

  • Swansea
  • IL
Ron Jakes said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2022 at 7:41 AM

Sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. There are alot of good memories of hanging out at the Voland's house,and in the back yard garage when we were kids. I'm sure he will be missed!

  • Swansea
  • Il
Babbette Whitethrou said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2022 at 7:49 PM

Throughout decade's of friendship, from high school till now. Tom always made me laugh. Always there to help. I'll never forget him. May all the happy memories he made with us all, bring comfort and peace. Miss you Tommy!

  • Summerfield
  • Illinois
Jeannine Warford said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2022 at 7:40 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I was saddened to hear of Tom's passing. I always enjoyed his unique smile & laugh and his generosity (fresh tomatoes were delicious). I loved his sharing of pictures of his boats. You could tell he was proud of them and some of the stories behind them. In the evenings when I left Adult Ed Department, he would have the elevator waiting for me. I'll always cherish that.

  • IL - Illinois
Jessica Carr said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2022 at 1:21 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man and loved you dearly. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you guys go through this difficult time.

  • Scott AFB
  • IL
Sue McClure said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2022 at 11:36 AM

My deepest sympathies to the entire family and especially Jan. Jan and Tom's love for each other spoke of their tremendous commitment to their marriage and each other. Tom will be greatly missed by many including the entire SWIC family.

  • Missouri
Patsy Bradish said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2022 at 5:05 PM

So sorry to hear of Tom passing… my condolence for Tom’s family.

  • Fort Collins
  • Colorado
Jeannie Schubert said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2022 at 1:07 PM

Dear Jan & Family, I would like to offer my deepest condolences for this huge loss. Tom's generous spirit will be greatly missed--from his big item donations to the annual toy drive, his willingness to share vegetables (the best tasting tomatoes!) from the garden to his involvement behind the scenes with grilling hot dogs or burgers for student worker appreciation week at the Success Center. I loved seeing him come by to say hello as Jan's shift was ending and his shift was starting. We love you, Jan!

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Jake Wetterlin said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2022 at 12:12 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man and I always enjoyed his visits to the Success Center. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Windsor
  • Illinois
Dwayne and Carol Day said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2022 at 8:48 AM

So sorry for your loss.We still hear his distinctive laugh.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
al d meinen said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2022 at 7:57 AM

Chris So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing may the meories you and your Dad made keep him alive in your heart for rest of your life.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sandra Addair said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2022 at 3:30 AM

Chris, may he rest in peace.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Il
Maria Grossmann said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2022 at 10:43 PM

Jan and family,I am so sorry for your loss,as a kid we had so much fun,he was so happy when he met the love of his life Jan you were his rock through all life’s challenges.He will be missed and always loved

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Geoff Cooley said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2022 at 7:44 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My deepest condolences to Jan and the family. I got to know Tom during the few years I worked with Jan at the SWIC Success Center. Tom was a very nice man who always knew how to make people laugh. No matter what kind of day we were having in the Success Center, we knew our day was about to get brighter when we saw Tom walking down the hallway to say hello. I always enjoyed seeing pictures/videos and hearing Jan tell stories about Tom's boats. Model-making requires levels of patience, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail that I could not hope to possess, so I have a lot of admiration for those like Tom who make it look easy. Also, the boat stories usually involved family gatherings and I always thought it was very special that he could share this hobby he enjoyed so much with his family. Another thing I always admired about Tom was his incredible work ethic; he took pride in his work and always strove for excellence in anything he did, whether he was at work polishing a handrail to make it shine again or at home in the boathouse putting the finishing touches on his newest vessel, counting down the seconds until she was seaworthy. Through his meticulosity and diligence, he truly exemplified the term "ship-shape". Between all of the stories Jan has told me and the relatively short time during which I knew him, it is clear that Tom was a wonderful husband, father, and friend, and enjoyed all that life had to offer. He will be missed dearly. I offer my deepest sympathies and wish you all peace during this difficult time.

  • St Libory
  • IL
Francine Chatman said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2022 at 5:04 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a kind and funny man who would go above and beyond for both the people he loved and the people he worked with. He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Deb and Steve Timko said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2022 at 1:15 PM

Jan and Family - we are so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. Such a good man. I have wonderful memories of Tom stopping in at the Success Center and bringing me pens and mechanical pencils for the Success Center that students were always leaving behind. I loved learning about all the motorized model boats he built and getting to see them out at the lake. It was easy to see how much he loved you Jan. Know that he is still there with you at all times. You might not see him but you will feel his presence and he’ll find ways to let you know he is there. Watch for him. We love you and are praying for you.

  • Dunedin
  • FL

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