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Thomas Duane Strahlem, 51, 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 Aug. 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 stepbrothers, 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 stepfather, Bob Hayden.
A funeral service celebrating Tom's life will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Greg Eberhad officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 20, in the funeral chapel.
You may share memories and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.
Published on March 17, 2017
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