DECATUR — Thomas Entler, 86, of San Antonio TX, formally of Decatur Ill returned home to our Lord October the 9, 2012. Thomas was born October 30, 1925 in Decatur Ill to Clifford and Thelma Entler. After graduating from High School, he served 22 months in WW II in the United States Army. He was employed with the Decatur Herald and Review for 43 years, for many years as a Linotype Operator which was a passion and then later he worked in the Circulation Department. After retirement he worked for IVM making contact lenses. Although he never patented any of his inventions, he enjoyed creating items to simplify life. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting, gardening and horticulture, making pens on his lathe, working the stock market and looking at trains. Tom was a member of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 42 Carolyn J. Entler, son James Walsh (Laura) San Marcos TX, daughter Jennifer Garcia (Albert) San Antonio TX, grand daughters Paz Garcia of San Antonio TX, Andrea King (John) Lawton Ok, 3 great grand daughters Eliza Quiroga, Victoria Quiroga, Kennedy King Lawton Ok, sister Shirley Nash (Charleston Ill), nieces Shirley Dale (Charleston Ill), Pamela Yonikus (Austin TX) Therese Yonikus (Warrenville Ill), nephews Jeff Entler, Chris Entler, Stuart Entler all of Decatur Ill. He is proceeded in death by his parents, one wife Barbara Entler, one brother Jeff Entler and one niece Robin Nash. Tom will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a truly genuine and humble man who stood for what he believed in. A private grave side service will be held at Chapel Hill Cemetery and a Memorial Service will be October 18, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. Messages may be left at www.chapelhillfuneralhomesanantoniotx.com.
Obituary written by family members.