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Thomas K. Vassar, age 74, of Franklin, Indiana passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. Survivors include his wife Nancy L. (Swan) of Franklin, two daughters Tammie (Matthew) Vassar Stauss of Winston Salem, NC., and Megan(Barry) Vassar Osborne of Franklin, IN., two grandchildren Madelyn Osborne and Caroline Osborne, a third grandchild, Crosby Thomas Stauss due in April 2017, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myles Vassar and Ethel (Rohl) Vassar, and a brother, Lawrence Vassar.
Friends may greet the family on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 3-8pm at Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Avenue (corner of US41 and 129th Ave.), Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10AM DIRECTLY at Holy Name Catholic Church 11000 West 133rd Ave. Cedar Lake, Father Ed Tlucek O.F.M. officiating.
Thomas was born July 13, 1942 in East Chicago, Indiana. He married Nancy L. (Swan) Vassar on August 23, 1980 in Cedar Lake, IN. Thomas retired from AT&T after 38 years of service in 2003 as a systems technician. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wounded Warrior Family Support Fund would be appreciated.