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Obituaries

August 1, 2013

Thomas Joseph Gerwels

Sept. 27, 1950-July 31, 2013

ELKHART — Thomas Joseph Gerwels, 62, passed away at his home early Wednesday afternoon.

He was born Sept. 27, 1950 in Goshen, to Charles and Frances (Beres) Gerwels.

He is survived by five sisters, Eileen (Patrick) Mulroy, Elkhart, Julie (Thomas) Shediac, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Mary (Robert) Carmody, Scottsdale, Ariz., Frances (Jerry) Hostetler, Shipshewana, and Christine (John) Weiland, Downingtown, Pa.; and six brothers, Charles, Menomonee Falls, Wis., Paul (Mary), Bristol, David (Nita), Goshen, Michael, Elkhart, Edward (Erin), Bristol and Joe (Mary Claire) Gerwels, Austin, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Gerwels.

Thomas was a member of ADEC and Mosaic.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to a 10 a.m. funeral Mass Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen. The Rev. Father Anthony Steinacker will officiate.

Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made The Mosaic Group.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online message of condolence for the family, visit yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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