David J. Thorn

Born: Saturday, September 18, 1965
Passed: Saturday, September 16, 2017

9/22/2017 | 11:00 am -
Redeemer Fellowship 


David J. Thorn, 51, died on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in his home in Sycamore. He was born on September 18, 1965 in Pensacola, FL to Jimmy A. and Carolyn Jean (Hoomes) Thorn . David was an experienced optician working for various optical companies and was currently optical manager for Chicagoland Eye Consultants.
David is survived by his long- time love, Sally; children Colby, Darla and Ziggy Thorn; father, Jimmy Thorn of St. Charles, IL; siblings, Darren Becker of Madison, WI, Joseph Thorn of St. Charles, IL, Michelle Kalas of Cortland, IL, Kelley Thorn of New Port Richey, FL, and Ellen Byrne Cody of Chatham, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his mother, Carolyn Jean Byrne.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Redeemer Fellowship, 1125 Oak St., St. Charles, IL with Pastor Joe Thorn officiating.
An account has been established for David's children at Fifth Third Bank, 700 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174.

Condolences & Shared Memories (12)

  1. Bo Dudas MD

    David I only knew you for a short time here on earth, but our connection was genuine. You were an honest man with a clear soul that I could tell. You called me last week and said we would talk this week. I guess now our conversation will have to wait alittle longer. I pray that the Lord gives your family the strength to carry on. I know what it is to lose someone as a child. I was 9 when my father suddenly passed away. But he did not leave my side. Talk to you soon David. Bo

  2. James Johnson

    Thank you for sharing this. I wish I could have made it out to say goodbye to my dear friend. He taught me so much in such a short time. I'm grateful that I was able to share some laughs with him and that he was able to introduce me to H.R. Pufinstuf (lol). Goodbye brother, you will be dearly missed.

  3. Susan Leitman

    My late husband and I met David here in Pensacola when he worked for Dr Peach. He became part of our extended family. He was a good man that always put his children 1st. He was kind, caring and humerous guy. We had many long talks after he moved up north. He vowed that he would be moving back and I am so sorry that did not happen. Dave you will forever be in the hearts of each of The Leitmans. May you rest in peace and you are loved....

  4. Garrett Sommerfeld

    Dave was a cool dude. Sucks he is gone. He is probably hanging out in pensacola.

  5. Denise Lee

    I have only known David for a short time, but he truly made a huge impact. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Cindy Haslam

    So sorry to hear about Dave. I have not seen him in years. My family and I got know Dave and his children through mutual friends and daycare. He had struggles in life but he always put his children first. He will be misded

  7. Cyndi Casart

    My sincere condolences to the family. David was a good friend for a long time. He was such a character! He had so much to offer the world. I always told him he had so much potential. He was very good at his trade. He could have gone so far and accomplished so much more. But Davids life was full of road blocks & challenges. I felt like his surrogate mother actually. When he lost his mom he felt so alone. He still needed her. He thought he was attracted to me but i always new he just needed whatever I could offer him. Friendship, acceptance, support, even love. He was very special and I will never forget him. ðŸ'"

  8. Mike Ewing

    David was a great friend and he will be missed....sending love for your old friends in Florida RIP buddy...

  9. Supreet Dhaliwal

    I only recently met David , but in the short time I knew him I knew he was a great man and a truly amazing father. I pray for his family especially his children during this difficult time. He will truly be missed.

  10. Kim Malay

    I want to send my deepest sympathy to the entire family. I was so shocked to hear about David. I loved working with him at Hauser Ross and hoped to work with him again. He was such a great person with the deepest heart. He will be missed

  11. Wendy Ormand

    So sorry for our loss. He was very special to me. I loved him and I always will and he was one of my best friends. I will miss him dearly. Please let me know if I can help anyone with anything and I hope I can stay in touch with someone. Blessings!!

  12. Justin Walsh

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family right now. I was so saddened to hear of my old friends untimely passing. Even though we haven't spoken much recently, David was always a great friend to me and he will never be forgotten. I truly wish that I could attend the memorial: unfortunately its too great a distance for me to travel but you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.