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Thomas E. "Tom" Fisel Jr., 60, Ligonier, passed away Tuesday, March 6, at his home.
He was born July 15, 1957, in Goshen, to Thomas E. and Patricia A. "Patty" (Schlemmer) Fisel Sr.
Tom lived most of his life in Ligonier/Goshen area, graduated in 1977 from West Noble High School and from Ivy Tech Community College in Elkhart.
He retired in 2004 from Indiana State Department and Transportation after 24 years as a truck mechanic.
He is survived by his son, Eric (Amanda) Swartz, Florida; three grandsons; mother, Mayor Patty Fisel, Ligonier; two sisters, Pam (Jerry) Howard, Albion, and Teresa (Rick) Linville, Middlebury; and companion, Deborah Jameson, Ligonier.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Gross of Grace Bible Baptist Church, New Paris, officiating.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.
To send condolences to the family in memory of Thomas Fisel Jr., visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published on March 9, 2018
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