Thomas H. Sather

Thomas H. Sather

Thomas H. Sather, 77, of Cobden, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at his home. 

He was born on Dec. 29, 1941, in Chester, Pa., the son of Herloph Ingvaald and Clara Marie Mayer Sather. 

He married his best friend, Ginger Whiting, on Sept. 4, 1965, in Carbondale. 

Mr. Sather is survived by his wife, Ginger Sather of Cobden; a son, Erik (Penny) Sather of Houston, Texas; a granddaughter, Molly Sather of Houston, Texas; brothers Ronald (Barb) Sather of McAlester, Okla., and Norman (Fran) Hartman of Palm Coast, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Sharon Satterlee of Rockford, numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Sather attended Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1966 during the Vietnam War. 

He earned degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Sather was a teacher. He also owned his own chiropractic practice in Washington. He was a skilled woodworker and always an extremely gifted artist. 

He was a member of the Cobden Lodge No. 446 AF & AM for over 50 years, as well as several other Masonic affiliations. 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro, with Pastor Mark Hasty officiating. Interment was in the Anna City Cemetery. 

Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Navy funeral honor detail. 

Memorials can be made to Salem Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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