Local 710 Remembers Brother Thomas M. Gartner

Teamsters Local 710 is deeply saddened by the passing of Tom Gartner. Brother Gartner was a Local 710 Teamster for more than 35 years, most recently as a carhauler at Cassens in Aurora, Ill. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brother Gartner’s family and friends, as well as all his brothers and sisters at Cassens.


Thomas M. Gartner was born May 27, 1951 in Chicago, IL. Dear son of Mathias and Laverne, nee Doody, Gartner. Thomas passed away peacefully at Palos Community Hospital on June 27, 2019, at the age of 68 surrounded by his loving family.

Thomas was the beloved husband of the late Elaine, nee Klecka, Gartner until her passing in 2018. He is survived by their five sons Adam (Pamela), Daniel (Erika), Jason (Maricel), Eric, and Thomas; and five grandchildren, Veronica, Julian, Sophia, Addison, and Adam; his siblings Sue (Joe) Lamy, John Gartner, Patrick Gartner, Victoria (Lou) Wilk and Matthew (Rebecca) Gartner; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Tom graduated Bogan High School on Chicago’s southwest side in 1970 and entered the transportation industry. He married Elaine Klecka in 1977. The couple settled in Bolingbrook, Illinois, where Tom worked as a truck driver.

He is greeted in heaven by his beloved wife, Elaine and his dear father, Mathias.


Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Adolf Funeral Home, Ltd. – 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL

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