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Thomas J. “Tom” Elsten Sr., 75, of Pierceton, IN passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 21, 1943 in Huntington, IN to Earl L. & Helen M. (Bair) Elsten.
He grew up in Huntington, graduated from Huntington High School, attended Indiana / Purdue University in Indianapolis, and International Business College. He was a United States Navy veteran and retired from Amtrak after 32 years as a station manager. He lived in Tennessee and Fort Wayne for several years before moving to the Pierceton / North Webster area in 2003.
He was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge 359 in Harrisonville, TN, and Almena Shriners in Nashville, TN.
He is survived by:
Daughter – Lori Coleman of Clearlake, CA
3 Sons – Thomas J. (Tonya) Elsten Jr. of Hendersonville, TN, Brian (Stephanie) Elsten of Portland, TN, and Sean (Shauna) Elsten of Angola, IN
12 Grand & 2 Gt. Grandchildren
4 Sisters – Barbara Meekin of Huntington, Sharon (Lin) Sorenson of Huntington, Brenda Daryl) Hare of Auburn, and Cheryl (David) Caudle of Austin, TX
Brother – Richard (Cindy) Elsten of Bluffton
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother – Earl Eugene Elsten.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN No public services are planned. Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the donor’s choice