Thomas Eason, age 75, of Liberty Township, IN, passed away at home on June
14, 2020. Fred was born on June 18, 1944, in Porter, IN, to Eugene and Anna
Fred is survived by
his wife of 58 years, Linda Eason; his daughter, Becky Rothman; his sisters,
Doris Bickle, Shirley Harris, Marleen Westergren, Pat (George) Peldys, and
Ruth Nadol; grandchildren Shane and Amanda; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, his son Timothy, his brothers Bud, Leonard and Richard
and his sister Norma Chartier.
Fred retired from
Midwest Steel after 36 years of service and was able to enjoy “six
Saturday’s and a Sunday” a week for 20 years. During his time off, Fred
loved to treat his family to wonderful trips around the country. Friends and
family remember Fred as very knowledgeable and generous. As soon as he could
see over the hood, he was repairing cars and even after he lost his
eyesight, he continued to help people with any electrical or mechanical
problem that arose. He always provided a helping hand, even to fix a
strangers’ car. Alongside his siblings, Fred was an avid fisherman, and
provided his family with an abundance of lake perch, even in the middle of
winter. He loved children and they thought of him as a big teddy bear. Fred
loved Nascar and a cold beer in his hand. He maintained close friendships
with many people from his childhood, sharing many fond memories throughout
his life. He had the gift of telling tales, true or tall. Especially with an
audience. Fred could make anyone laugh and we will all miss his. He was an
exceptional man and will be missed by 99.9% of the people who have met Fred.
Due to the
pandemic, at a later date the family will host the party of all parties to
celebrate Fred’s life.
made with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
may be made to the family at www.ee-fh.com