Thomas Eugene HeidelbergJune 5, 1944 ~ October 20, 2017 (age 73)
Thomas E. Heidelberg, 73, of Temperance, MI, passed away at home with his loving family at his side. He was born June 5, 1944 in Toledo, OH to Victor and Thelma (Orth) Heidelberg. Thomas served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. Tom married Bernice Rochowiak in 1975 and enjoyed 42 years of marriage.
He worked for General Motors for over 29 years retiring in 2006. Tom was a member of Whiteford Wesleyan Church, Whiteford Community Association, and UAW. He enjoyed gardening and was a tractor enthusiast along with collecting John Deere memorabilia. Tom loved his Tim Horton coffee and Fricker’s chicken wings but will always be remembered as a kind, humorous, and dedicated family man.
He is survived by his loving family; wife, Bernice L. Heidelberg; son, Thomas E. Heidelberg Jr., grandchildren, Keisha and Taylor Greer; sister, Donna (Jim) Bischoff; brother, Gerald (Donna) Heidelberg; many nieces and nephews. Tom’s parents and canine friend Joe preceded him in death.
The family would like to thank Hospice of North West Ohio for all there compassionate home care of Tom during his illness.
Friends may join the family for visitation at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH; Monday October 23, 2017 from 3pm to 8pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday October 24 at 11am with visitation one hour prior from Whiteford Wesleyan Church, 10285 Sylvania Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI. Interment with military honors will follow at Whiteford union cemetery.
Those wishing to give a memorial in lieu of flowers are strongly urged to consider the church or Hospice of North West Ohio.
Online condolences may be offered to Tom’s family at www.reebfuneralhome.com