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Tom L. Sigsbee, 80, of Elkhart, passed away, surrounded by his family, after an extended illness on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Elkhart Hospice House. Tom was born in Elkhart on August 3, 1938 to the late James W. and Marie (Anderson) Sigsbee. He graduated from Elkhart High School. He worked for a time at Elkhart Brass before enlisting in the U.S. Army from 1961 until his honorable discharge in 1963, serving with the 2nd. Missile Battalion, 84th. Artillery Unit in Germany. He returned to the states and married Sherry C. House on August 23, 1964 in Metea, Indiana. Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Sherry C. Sigsbee; son Matt (Jill) Sigsbee; daughter Debbie (Corey) Mann; five loving grandchildren, Kyler, Chloe, Caleb, Jamie and Eric.
Tom was preceded in death by 5 siblings, Beverly Sigsbee, John W., Franklin D., Paul and Richard Sigsbee.
Tom proudly served as a fireman with the City of Elkhart for 22 years, starting in 1968 and retiring in 1990 with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a member of the DAV Chapter #19, was an avid Notre Dame fan and loved spending time with his grandkids; family was always number 1 with Tom. He spoiled his dog Tucker.
A celebration of life service for Tom will be held at 11:00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior on Tuesday, July 16, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart. Father Andy Budzinski will officiate. Services will start with military honors by the U.S. Army Funeral Honor Guard, DAV #19 and the Elkhart Fire Department. Per Tom’s wishes, cremation was chosen. Tom’s family kindly request memorials to Elkhart Hospice House or Elkhart Fire Department, Breakfast with Santa. To send a condolence to the family please visit the Billings Funeral Home website.