Thomas Lee "Tom" Stiver, 73, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse, IN. He was born on July 4, 1946 in Goshen, IN to Merle & Virginia (Bates) Stiver.
He graduated in 1964 from Millersburg High School, 1968 from Manchester College in North Manchester, IN, and received his Master’s Degree from Purdue in West Lafayette, IN. He was married on March 17, 1968 in Goshen, IN to Karen K. Prough who survives. He retired as an insurance agent / general manager of American National Life in Goshen after 40 years and was a former math teacher at Syracuse Jr. High School for 9 years. He lived most of his life in the Goshen, Millersburg, and Syracuse areas.
He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse.
He is survived by:
Wife – Karen Stiver of Syracuse
3 Daughters – Becca (Jeff) Roberts of Goshen, Lori (Matthew) Trimmer of Ellicott City, MD, and Paty Suarez (foreign exchange daughter) of Mexico
3 Grandchildren – Garrett Roberts, Abigail Trimmer, and Emily Trimmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Merle Stiver & Virginia Stiver-Miller, stepfather – Levi Miller, and brother – Ron Stiver.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN with Pastor’s David Henry & David Marty officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Run Cemetery in Goshen.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567 or Indiana University Health Foundation Cancer Patient Fund, c/o Simon Cancer Center, 1633 N. Capital, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
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