Rev. Thomas Wilber

Born: Sun., Dec. 25, 1949
Died: Fri., Apr. 6, 2018


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 20, 2018
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 21, 2018
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL


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Reverend Thomas "Tom" Wilber, 68, of Pittsfield, IL died on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL after a short illness.

Tom graduated from Jacksonville High School.  He went on to attend and graduate from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL and Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Tom served in the following United Methodist Churches: Littleton/Brooklyn/Doddsville, Bluff Springs/Browning, Portage Faith/Shallersville/Mantua/Freedom in Ohio, Pleasant Hill/Rockport, Bowen, Industry/Vermont, Jacksonville Grace, Williamsville, Springfield Woodside, Nashville Grace, Bradley Wesley, and Pittsfield.

He is survived by his wife, Edwina of Pittsfield, IL; a sister, Janice Sue (Mark) Kitzing of Lewistown, MO; mother-in-law, Imogene Fletcher of Stow, Ohio; brother-in-law, David (Beverly) Fletcher of Ravenna, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and John "Bob" Wilber; stepmother, Betty; and father-in-law, Willis Fletcher.

A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church (222 N. Monroe St., Pittsfield, IL).  Visitation will be Friday, April 20, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church in Orr Hall.  Burial will be at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Preachers' Aid Society and Benefit Fund, Pittsfield United Methodist Church, or the church of your choice.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Rev. Thomas's memory to the following organizations:

Church of Donor's Choice

Pittsfield United Methodist Church
222 N. Monroe, Pittsfield, IL 62363

Preachers' Aid Society and Benefit Fund

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Martin & Anne Gutzmer
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Tom and Edwina were good friends to us when we both pastored in the Kankakee Area.
I always remember Tom's good humor and smile, both at our combined clergy gatherings, and at ecumenical services.
Tom will be greatly missed.
We pray for God's strength for Edwina and for all of his family in this difficult time.
God Bless,
Martin & Anne Gutzmer

Pam Wood
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Edwina,
Robert and I offer our sincere sympathy and condolences to you at this sad time. We were honored to know Tom and considered it a privilege to have had him as our pastor and friend. He was a very kind, considerate and loving man who will be truly missed by us and so many others.
Our prayers and love to you,
Pam and Robert

Donald L. Batz
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
I always appreciate the friendship of Tom and the quality of his ministry that he so faithfully contributed to the churches he served. I know that he had a sincere love for the church and the people he was appointed to serve.

Sacramenta Landrum
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Wilber family and friends for the loss of your loved one Thomas. In God's word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29; Revelation 21: 1-5.

Linda L. Bedwell
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
Dearest Edwina, May God grant you His peace which surpasses our human understanding. Love, Linda

Sheryl Guzman-Barbosa
   Posted Sat April 14, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for the family of Rev Thomas Wilber. Sorry for your loss. I am a member of Wesley United Methodist Church -Bradley, and I remember him preaching here at Wesley. God bless all of you, during this difficult time.

Stephani Cox
   Posted Sat April 14, 2018
Edwina, I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong and I hope you find comfort in the memories of all the years you two spent together. Stephani

Rick Myers
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Edwina and family,

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Many great memories from your time in Pleasant Hill. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

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