Thomas William Majercik, age 70, of Wonder Lake, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, at WI Veterans Home in Union Grove, Wisconsin. He was born March 3, 1948 in Woodstock to Joseph C. and Genevieve (Kuk) Majercik. On September 1, 1973 Tom married the love of his life, Catherine A. McMahon, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Wonder Lake.
Tom devoted his life to his community, retiring after 30 years of service as a McHenry County Deputy Sheriff. He also volunteered for over 33 years with the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District. Tom loved Wonder Lake and was a lifelong resident. He was a devoted parishioner and usher at The Church of Holy Apostles, and formerly at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Tom joined the US Air Force in 1966, and through hard work and dedication attained the rank of staff Sergeant. He proudly served until 1971. Tom enjoyed researching WWII and was an avid historian of the war. Another favorite pastime he always looked forward to was the annual fishing trip he took with his friends.
Tom leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Cathy; three daughters, Margaret (Brian) Drawert, Kathryn (David) Schwartz, Laura Majercik; three grandchildren, Gloria, Daisy, Lorenzo; and his brother, Chuck (Nancy) Majercik.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Boppart.
Friends and neighbors may gather from 9 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Full law enforcement and fire department honors will be bestowed upon him. Inurnment will be in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Wonder Lake at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made directly to Rush University Medical Center for the Without Warning Support Group. Please send memorial gifts to Rush University Medical Center, 1201 West Harrison St., Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois 60607 or visit http://rush.convio.net/tmajercik. Alternatively, memorials may also be directed to his family to be divided among three hospice organizations who cared for Tom during his illness.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. For information, please call 815-728-0233, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Tom’s family.