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Thomas E. Besco PDF Print
Written by Karen Ventrone   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00

Thomas Edward ‘Tom’ Besco, age 43, of Rush Branch Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Born January l5, 1970 in Hammond, Indiana, he was a son of Carolina Brown Besco and the late Elvin Glen Besco. Mr. Besco served as a chaplain assistant in the US Army during Desert Storm and was a former manager of the Quality Plus gas station in Vilas.

Tom was a talented musician who learned to play trumpet and taught himself to play guitar. He also was a gifted artist who was known to draw, paint, and crochet.

May his soul finally have the peace and rest that he longed for.

Tom is survived by his wife, Dawn Hicks Besco; mother-in-law and father-in-law, James and Helen Hicks of Vilas; mother, Caroline Besco of Rogersville, Missouri; brother, Tim Besco and wife, Young Hui, of El Paso, Texas; his godmother and aunt, Trudy Pasco of Rogersville, Missouri; two step-daughters, Kayla Trivette and husband, Adam, and Hope Smith and husband, J. D.; two grandchildren, Mason James and Abigail Lynn; four nieces, Stephanie, Stacey, and Kimberly Besco, and Makayla Hicks; nephew, Dustin Hicks; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Amy Hicks of Vilas; and two special friends, James and Dorothy Dancy of Vilas.

Local services for Thomas Edward Besco will be private with burial to follow in Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tom’s mother, Caroline Besco, 5323 East Farm Road l68, Rogersville, Missouri 67542, or to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 50008, Studio City, California 9l6l4-5001, or at the website This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Besco family.

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