Thomas Prims Posted: 2023-01-21 18:58:24

Thomas Prims


Thomas “Tom” Joseph Prims, 75, of Huntley, formerly of West Dundee, died peacefully in his home on January 19, 2023.
Tom was born in Evanston on February 10, 1947, to parents Mathias and Margaret (nee Shanachan) Prims. After meeting in 5th grade, Tom married his childhood sweetheart, Linda Coulter Duffy, on July 3, 1965. Tom was the ultimate family man, he loved spending time with his wife and their daughter Kim.
He was a selfless provider who worked hard and enjoyed his home improvement projects. He loved to laugh and joke with everyone and while he was softspoken, everyone listened when he had something to say.
Tom didn't have hobbies but he did love fishing when he made the time. He loved most of all going to the soccer games of his four grandchildren from the time they were very young right through their college years. He was so proud of all their accomplishments.

Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Linda Prims, his daughter, Kim (Michael) Ruffner, his grandchildren, Aaron, Brandon, Presley, and Peyton, his cousin, Shelly (Thomas) Thorsell, and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Mary Margaret (Larry) Cox.

Services are private a DeFiore Funeral Home.
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Tara Michelini 2023-01-22 03:47:47

We are so sorry for your loss. I know what a huge part of your life he was. Sending heartfelt condolences.

Linda Hybl 2023-01-22 12:32:10

So sorry to hear about Tom's passing If there is ever anything I can do please don't hesitate to call me

Jennifer Mares 2023-01-22 20:24:13

My sincerest and deepest condolences to the entire Prims/ Ruffner family. The one thing I always got out of “uncle “Tom was a good laugh. May he rest in peace and all of you remember him daily for what a positive man he was

Don & Linda Blaheta 2023-01-23 15:04:18

We were privileged to have know Tom for just about 3 years. He and Linda were our neighbors and friends. Tom was the kindest And most caring person we knew. We are so grateful for the time we had spent together. We will miss him very much and never forget him. Rest in peace Tom.

Luther and Marci Taylor 2023-01-24 06:17:25

Uncle Tom was always so cool and collected. He was the epitome of chivalry. Seeing his love for his sweetheart and his family was inspirational. May you all heal in love as he returns home. His bonus time on this earth was nothing short of a show of his strength, courage and love for his family. Not only was Uncle Tom was a positive role model, but your marriage was heartening to others. Aunt Linda and Kim, our hearts and prayers are with you always. We love you!

Cody Nolen 2023-01-25 15:11:16

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Sending love and prayers from Florida