Rev. Msgr.  Thomas P. Holinga

Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Holinga, 71, of Springfield, formerly of Auburn, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his residence. 

He was born in Springfield, August 13, 1948, the son of John and Anne Marie Lebel Holinga. 

He was ordained a priest for the Springfield Diocese May 25, 1974. Msgr. Holinga served as pastor and parochial vicar of several parishes in central Illinois, including St. Joseph in Springfield, St. Peter in Petersburg and Holy Family in Athens. 

Survivors include a brother, Michael (wife, Donna) Holinga; and sister, Sue Cobb. 

A private Funeral Mass was held Monday, July 27. Private burial was in Auburn Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Commission for Priests' Benefits, c/o The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, IL, 1615 West Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702. Butler Funeral Home-Springfield, was in charge of arrangements.