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Thomas Fieffer dies at age 65

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Thomas Fieffer, age 65 of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Friday, September 13, 2013.

He was born October 15, 1947 in Valparaiso, Ind., to Theodore and Evelyn (Barney) Fieffer, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn (Dibkey) Fieffer of Valparaiso, Ind.; children, Mindi (Scotty) Church of Valparaiso, Thomas (Tracy) Fieffer of Chesterton, Bruce (Jody) Fieffer of Chesterton, and Stacy Fieffer of Valparaiso; step son, David Caldanaro of Valparaiso; siblings, Arlene Foster, Theodore “Sonny” (Cathy) Fieffer, Mabel Simms and Shirley (Sam) McMeans; grandchildren, Ben, Ashley, Steven, Christopher, Bradley, Elly, Josh, Bruce, Emily, Kylee, Jordan, Tatum, Tommy and Ally and one great-grandchild on the way.

Thomas was a retired truck driver from Perkins Trucking. He loved cars and enjoyed cars shows. He was a member of a four-wheel drive club and used to drag race street vehicles.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, ind.

A celebration of life will be held at the Chesterton Moose Lodge directly following the visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

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Posted 9/17/2013