Thomas Frederick Garen

Born: Thu., Jan. 11, 1940
Died: Mon., Oct. 13, 2014

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Thomas Fredrick Garen, 74, of South Bend, died peacefully on Monday, October 13th, in Morningside Nursing and Memory Center following a lengthy illness. Tom was born January 11, 1940, in South Bend, to the late Ruth E. (Smith) and Reese O. Garen, and was a lifetime area resident. Tom was a joy to all around him and he would light up the room when his "girlfriends" would come in. Mealtime was his favorite time of day and he loved a good meal. When living near Washington High School he befriended many students and truly enjoyed his trips to Martin's Supermarket nearby. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Private graveside services will be held in Highland Cemetery. The Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., is handling arrangements. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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