Thomas L. McCaughn

Thomas L. McCaughn, age 80, of Joliet, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center.

Born November 2, 1937 in Lodi, WI he was the son of the late Alexander and Noreen (nee Mandeville) McCaughn.  He worked as a manager for Dana Container in Summitt, IL for over 20 years.

Tom was a very determined and hard working man.  He loved the outdoors and maintaining his lawn.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was always there for his family.  He put the needs of others before his own.  Tom had a strong faith and devotion to God and was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church. 

Surviving are his beloved wife, Deborah J. (nee Streitmatter) McCaughn of Joliet; his loving children, Kimberly Nixon, Thomas McCaughn, Robin McClanahan, Patrick McCaughn, Christopher McCaughn, Scott McCaughn, Tracy Garabedian, Catherine McPherson, Victoria Mendez, and Anthony McCaughn; 26 dear grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael McCaughn (2004).

Visitation for Thomas L. McCaughn will be held Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Jaspers of Ridgewood Baptist Church officiating.  Cremation rites will be accorded following services and interment will be private.

For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at