Thomas Duane Strahlem

Last Updated on March 23, 2017 by cassnetwork

Thomas Duane Strahlem, 51, of Royal Center, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday morning, March 17, 2017 in his mother’s home following a long battle with diabetes.

Born August 27, 1965, in Logansport, he was the son of John Thomas and Susie (Winters) Strahlem.

Tom was a graduate of Logansport High School and served in the U.S. Army Indiana National Guard.

He was a very family-oriented man. Tom loved his family dearly and was the type of man who never knew a stranger.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Susie (Hayden) and Mike Nelson of Lafayette; his father and stepmother, John and Jean Strahlem of Logansport; his children: Justin Thomas Strahlem of Delphi, Amber Marie (Greg) Moolenaar of Royal Center, Tyler (Katelyn) Strahlem of Kentucky and Carrie (Jason) Maxwell of Bunker Hill; three sisters Lori (George) Barkus, Sami (Chris) Callaway and Jill (Carl) Smith, all of Logansport; two brothers, Tony (Marcy) Hayden and Kenny Hayden, all of Logansport; two step-brothers, Matt Nelson of Lafayette and John Nelson of Indianapolis; his maternal grandmother, Jean Chapman of Logansport; nine grandchildren: Aspen Moolenaar, Ryland Moolenaar, Sydney Strahlem, Maggie Strahlem, Brantley Strahlem, Brice Strahlem, Halle Maxwell, Bella Maxwell and Brooklynn Maxwell; a great-uncle, Paul Winters of Monticello; aunts and uncles  David and Jill Strahlem, Dorothy and Steve Harvey and Jane Patch, all of Logansport; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Bob Hayden.

A funeral service celebrating Tom’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 21 in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Greg Eberhad officiating.

Burial, with military honors, will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 20 in the funeral chapel.

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