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Tom Harpst

September 18, 1942 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 79)


Lynn 'Tom' Harpst, 79, died at 3:16am on June 18, 2022 at OSF Heart of Mary in Urbana.  The visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on June 21 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (501 W. State St.) in Mahomet.  The funeral service will be at 10:00am on Wednesday June 22 at the church, with the Rev. Fr. Joe Hogan officiating.  Burial will take place at Danville National Cemetery in Danville, IL.  Veteran's burial rites will be accorded by both the Patriot Guard Riders and Danville American Legion Post #210.

Tom was born on September 18, 1942 in Monroe, WI, a son of John and Eileen (Shea) Harpst.  He married Martha McCree on February 18, 1995 in Champaign. 

Survivors include: his wife Martha residing in rural Mahomet; two sons, Andy (Allyssa) Harpst of Mahomet and Chris (Sarah Hall) Harpst of Seymour; Step children, Connie (Cam) Bierman of Austin, TX, Randy (Shirley) Eggemeyer of Matthew, MO and Mark (Lorie) Eggemeyer of Weldon; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Tara (Ken) Nichols of Mahomet.

He is preceded in death by his brother, John.  

Tom graduated from Champaign High School in 1960 and worked the majority of his adult life as a state highway worker, earning retirement in 2002.  

Tom believed in community service and was active with the Mahomet Lions Club, American Legion and Patriot Guard Riders.  He also served with the Cornbelt Fire Department for 32 years.  

Tom was a proud veteran and joined the Navy in 1960, serving for 3 years, 2 months and 1 day on LST 1170.  

Please make a donation in Tom's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.  

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June 21, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, W. State St. Mahomet

Mass of Christian Burial
June 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, W. State St. Mahomet


Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
501 W. State Street, Mahomet IL 61853

St Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105

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