Thomas J. Heerschop, age 75, of Bristol passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Tom was born on January 16, 1945 in Niles, MI to John L. and Stella Heerschop. He married Connie Morehouse on February 13, 1964 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Elkhart.
Tom graduated from Concord High School class of 1963. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy. After over 40 years of service, as an engineer and tool & die maker, he retired from NIBCO. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. His greatest enjoyment in life was the time he spent with his family, from attending the grandchildren’s sporting events to playing a good game of cards.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Connie; their sons, Todd (Christie) Heerschop of Goshen and Bill (Jodi) Heerschop of Goshen; his siblings, Maxine (John) Emmert of Ligonier, Fred Heerschop of Elkhart / Florida, Claudia (Steve) Heckman of Elkhart, Chris (Vern) Stack of Elkhart and Kathy (Ken) McCleery of Mishawaka; grandchildren, Madalyn Heerschop, Brianna Taylor, Connor Heerschop and Shelby Heerschop; his brother-in-law, Clark Heckaman of Nappanee. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his mother, Virginia Heerschop, his brother, Lee Heerschop and his sister Peg Heckaman.
Friends may visit with family from 11am – 1 pm on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart IN 46514 where funeral services will be held at 1pm. Memorial contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be made to the family on the funeral home website.
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Center for Hospice Care
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545