William R. Thomas, 55, of River Forest, died on July 4, 2016. 

He was born on Dec. 16, 1960. William Thomas is survived by his wife, Marjorie Morningstar; his daughter, Natalie Morningstar-Thomas; his sister, Debbie (Chip) Rolfsen; and his niece and nephew, Kristi and Eric Rolfsen. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Ruth Putts. Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Autism Society of Illinois, 2200 S. Main St., Ste. 203 in Lombard, 60148 are appreciated by the family.

Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, Oak Park, handled arrangements.

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