Tom Tebbenhoff

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Tom Robert Tebbenhoff, 73, of Freeburg, IL, born November 28, 1946, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, November 1, 2020, at his residence.

Tom worked as a designer for Midcoast Aviation, Cahokia, IL, before retirement. He received his education at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, and Illinois State University, Normal, IL. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold J. and Kathryn E., nee Bender, Tebbenhoff.

Surviving is his sister, Diane (Richard) Eller of Raleigh, NC.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 153, Belleville, IL, 62222. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Funeral:  A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.



5 Comments on Tom Tebbenhoff

Mike George said : Guest Report Sep 29, 2021 at 9:47 PM

I am so sorry to hear that Tom passed. I worked with Tom for 15 years. He was a great mentor for me and has always had my utmost respect. He touched many lives in many ways. He will be missed.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Donna Rees and Russell Schleicher said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2021 at 12:03 AM

Still saddened by our loss of Tom. Such a shock. He was definitely one of the good guys and will be sorely missed. Thoughts and prayers for your family and Tom. ❤️

  • Belleville
  • IL
John &-Sharon Sims said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2020 at 6:52 PM

Diane, We just learned of Tom's passing and want to extend our sincere condolences. I know we don't need to mention the special bond between our parents, and of course that extends to us! In fact, we were just reminiscing today about Tebbenhoff Christmas cookies and we still treasure a very special Christmas ornament given to us by your parents for our first Christmas in 1971. The relationship between Harold and Kathryn and Betty and Virgil is a life long friendship we all envy. May Tom rest in peace and may you and Richard know how warmly your family is remembered.

  • Makanda
  • Illinois
Kendra Grout said : Guest Report Dec 09, 2020 at 4:18 PM

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your brother being around when I would visit at your home growing up. A lot of fond memories when I go by your childhood home in Belleville. Prayers for you in this time of grief. Kendra (Rhein) Grout-McNutt

  • Belleville
  • IL
Betty Massey said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2020 at 8:19 PM

Diane Ellet, I am saddened to hear of Tom’s death. My husband, Jim Massey was a long time member of Belleville Kiwanis Club. Jim and Tom were good friends. I knew Tom as well through Dinners, chicken dinners, picnics & the Christmas lot. He will be missed by all in the club. Please accept my sympathy. Betty Massey

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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