Thomas A. 'Mutt' Bernett, 67, died at his home on Monday September 13. He was born on June 16, 1954 at Larson Air Force Base, Washington to Jack and Patricia (Jacobs) Bernett.
Tom graduated from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 1972, where he was an outstanding baseball and basketball player. Tom played softball locally for 25 years with both Lu & Denny’s and English Brothers teams. Tom and his English Brothers teammates will be inducted into the ASA Illinois Softball Hall of Fame later this year. He worked at Clifford-Jacobs Forging Co. and then later worked at the U of I for 18 years.
Tom never met a stranger and would talk to anyone, making him a very knowledgeable person.
Survivors include: his Mother, Patricia; his sister, Paula (Andy) Goethe; two nieces, Lindsey (Robert) Laroe and Cassandra (Kyle) Hart; nephew, Cameron Goethe; three great nephews, Tyler Laroe, Bryson Laroe, Kye Hart and his beloved cat, Scrappy.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2013 and his brother, Jeff, in 2020.
There will be a graveside funeral service at 11:00 on Thursday, September 16 at Riverside Cemetery in Mahomet. The Rev. Lutz Braunig will officiate.
Please make a donation in Tom's name to Mahomet-Seymour Youth Football P.O. Box 355 Mahomet, IL 61853
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