Angola: Russell “Rusty” S. Tom, 59, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 surrounded by his family at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on March 24, 1960 in Fort Wayne to Edward N. and Betty M. (Fox) Tom. Rusty was a 1979 graduate of Ft. Wayne Northrup High School. He worked at the House of Glass in Angola for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking and just being in the wilderness. “Time spent with his children, grandchildren and his dog were his passions.” Rusty always had a great sense of humor.
Surviving are two daughters; Erin L. (Bryan) Schiffli of Angola and Holly N. Tom of Angola, his mother; Betty M. Tom of Angola, two grandchildren; Emilyn Wray and Makenzy Schiffli, four brothers; Ken (Sandi) Tom of Illinois, Dan (Susy) Tom of Fort Wayne, Rick (Angie) Tom of Angola, Mark (Ingrid) Tom of Angola and one sister; Suzette (Kim) Blanchard of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his father; Edward N. Tom.
Memorial Mass will be held at 11am Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 W. Maumee St. Angola with Father Bernie Zajdel officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to Mass beginning at 10am.
Family requests memorials to be given in memory of Rusty Tom to; Indiana Bow Hunters Association, 2706 S. 25 W. Franklin, IN 46131 or Cancer Services of NE Indiana, 6316 Mutual Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46825.
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Arrangements and assisting the family have been entrusted to H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in Angola.
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Indiana Bow Hunters Association
2706 S. 25 W., Franklin IN 46131
Cancer Services of NE Indiana
6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46825