Thomas Benson Krausmann 08/02/1992-10/08/2021
Tom was a generous, smart, knowledgeable, kind, creative guy. He cherished his right to bear arms; he protected anyone who needed protecting. He was enthralled by history. He was passionate about cannabis. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He thrived on debate; we all know he was opinionated! However, he also always listened to the other side. He was fiercely devoted to his family and friends.
Tom is survived by his father Tom, his mother Laura, his sister Kirsten, his sister Kaitlin, his puppy dog Toliver, and his beloved leather jacket. He considered his cousin John Benson and his dearest friend Alex Rainey to be his brothers, as do they.
Tom was a handsome, charming man with a brilliant smile and a huge heart. Music and singing were his lifeblood. He could cover anything from Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” to “Wild Thing” by The Troggs. He abhorred cruelty, racism, and government control. The stigma of addiction weighed heavy on him and the cruelty of those who propagated that stigma isolated his naturally dynamic spirit and directly contributed to his death. Despite that, he was recovering. Fentanyl laced heroin killed him. This epidemic of needless death will continue until we as a society stop it.
The family would appreciate assistance with the funeral costs in lieu of flowers.
Visitation will be held at the Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 12-3 pm. Funeral service will follow at 3pm.
To sign the Digital Guestbook that will be printed for the family after the service, visit https://jfh.link/krausmann