Thomas “Tom” John Racuk


BYRON – Thomas “Tom” John Racuk, 59, of Byron, died on Dec. 26, 2020. He was born on Oct. 5, 1961, in Rockford, to Wladimir and Lidia (Litwinchuk) Rakuc.

Tom married Lynn Brandon on Sept. 6, 1986 at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Rockford.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Lynn; daughters, Ciara (Jared) Cacciatore and Chelsea (Nate) Breiby; grandchildren, Nash Thomas, Elliete Mae, Cal Thomas, and another on the way; parents, Wladimir and Lidia; siblings, Linda Spickler and Jim (Corinne) Rakuc; brother and sister-in-law, Bryan (Debi) Trenholm; loyal companion, Maize, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, brother-in-law, Mike Spickler, and father and mother-in-law, Murel and Betty Smith.

The family extends a special thank you to family friend, Cindy Mann and Tom’s employer, Larson and Larson Builders, Inc.

Due to Covid-19, all services will be private with a celebration of life to take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to Tom’s family. Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road Rockford assisted the family. Share online condolences at