Tom A. Mouhelis, a longtime resident of Wheaton, passed away February 11, 2017, at age 70. Tom was the beloved husband of Lois (nee Brockhoff) for 35 years. He is also survived by his sister Georgia (the late Jerry) Koutavas as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Bettie (the late Soter) Siavelis. Tom was born February 18, 1946 in Chicago. He was a 1963 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School. Tom joined the Air Force in February of 1967 and served in Vietnam. Continuing to serve his country as a member of the Air Force Reserves, his military service spanned 30 years. Having earned his Bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College in 1971, after 11 years enlisted, Tom received a direct commission and then served an additional 19 years as an officer. He was awarded numerous decorations and retired on June 30, 1997 with the rank of Major. Tom had a sales career in the consumer electronics industry, including sales manager with Plantronics Corporation. He was elected to the Wheaton City Council, serving the community for 12 years. Tom enjoyed playing many sports including soccer, baseball, hockey and polo. Visitation Wednesday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., with an orthodox prayer service at 5:00 p.m., at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton (1 blk. East of Naperville Rd.). Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 525 Church Rd., Elgin, IL. Burial at Wheaton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the American Lung Association appreciated or (military charity) Fisher House Foundation www.fisherhouse.org
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