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Thomas E. Papenbrock, Sr., 74, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Papenbrock was born March 18, 1939, in Churubusco, a son of Ervin H. and Mary E. (Nestel) Papenbrock.
On September 19, 1982 he was married in Kentucky to Dianne (Wallace) Manns. She survives.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Dianne (Wallace) Manns; two sons; a step-daughter; two stepsons; two brothers; two sisters; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Rick Van Horn, pastor of Christ Community Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Riverview Cemetery, south of Churubusco.
Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825; or American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604
To leave an online condolence for the family, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.