Thomas E. Latta

Thomas E Latta age 66 of Amboy died Tuesday Jan. 19, 2021 at his home.

He was born Aug. 29, 1954 in Sterling the son of Donald and Fredleen
(Ferguson) Latta.  Tom was a graduate of the Amboy High School class of
1973.  He worked at Allied Locke Ind. for 35 years and was Supervisor of
the Sprocket Dept.

He loved to go camping and fishing in Wisconsin every summer.  He was
very involved with the children in our community.  He helped run the
Amboy Summer Baseball Program for 15 years.  He coached baseball and
umpired games.  He helped with the Amboy Kids Wrestling Program, coached
kids soccer and also coached the Amboy High School Girls Fresh-soph
Basketball team with Ron Bender for 2 years.  He loved spending time
with family and friends, always making you laugh.

Tom married his high school sweetheart, Rose Ann Slater July 20, 1974 at
St Flannen Catholic Church in Harmon and they were blessed with three sons.
He is survived by his wife Rose Ann, sons Jeff (Annalise) Latta of
Everett, WA, Tim (Elizabeth) Latta of Amboy, Mark (Lisa) Latta  of Mill
Creek, WA, 7 grandchildren, Jordyn, Ashlie, Kamdyn, Adisyn, Isaac,
Lauren and Owen, one nephew Jason Latta, one niece Lisa (Tom) Moravec,;
his aunt Carolyn Ledford of Sterling; sisters in law Marnie Slater, and
Christine (Ron) Heide both of Sterling, Colleen Slater and Lisa (Kim)
Buckingham both of Rock Falls, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and only brother Wayne Latta in
1981; two great nephews Justin and James Larson; his mother in law and
father in law Russell and Josephine Slater, 3 three brothers in law
Rick, Mike and Eddie Slater and one sister in law Karla Cathey along
with several aunts, uncles and  cousins.

The family would like to thank Dr Kurt Crowe, his nurse Carol and the
staff in their Amboy office along with Hospice of the Rock River Valley
and their staff for all of their help guiding us through this journey.

Due to Covid a private family service will be held Friday morning at the
Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with Rev. Richard Kramer officiating.
Cremation rites will follow with burial of cremains at a later date at
Coloma Twp. Cemetery in Rock Falls.  A memorial has been established.
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