Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Thomas Evertt Lebtich

19 January , 194918 July , 2019

Thomas Evertt Lebtich, age 70, of Dewitt, MI passed away on Thursday July 18, 2019. Thomas was born January 19, 1949 in Harper Woods, MI to Walter and Virginia (Smith) Lebtich.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael and sister, Colleen.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving daughter, Jena Lee and Aaron; granddaughter, Evelyn Lee; sisters, Patricia, Jeri, Jeanne and brother, Timothy.

Tom was a veteran who bravely served in the Vietnam War. After serving his country, Tom worked his whole life in the telephone industry. He started working at Western Electric in 1967 and retired from Lucent Technologies in 2002.

Tom loved spending time with his daughter, enjoying the traditions they started together. Tom also enjoyed drag racing his 1969 Dodge Polara at Mid-Michigan Motorplex. He was very fond of his pets and most recently The Fizz. You could also hear Tom broadcasting his perspective on the most recent Detroit sports news through the AM radio waves when he would call into the Mad Dog Show. Tom was an avid University of Michigan sports enthusiast along with a diehard Detroit Lions and Tigers fan. Most recently he also could be found cruising around the Caribbean enjoying his retirement.

He will be dearly missed.

A memorial visitation will take place on July 27, 2019 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 East Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grlansing.com for the Lebtich family.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, 27 July , 2019


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Pat Rucinski

28 July 2019

I am absolutely shocked to see that my dear friend from those wonderful years at Western Electric is now gone. Tom and I worked together in Lansing, Saginaw, Flint, and Ann Arbor, installing #1ESS switches. There were many mornings that we arrived at work at 7AM barely able to function due to the previous night at the local pub, but Tom always managed to keep me motivated enough to make it through the day. I also remember attending his wedding reception (1973?) at a very ritzy club somewhere on the east side. It was the best wedding reception I've been to in my entire life.

Sincere condolences and heart-felt prayers for Jena Lee, Evelyn Lee, Patricia, Jeri, Jeanne, and Timothy.

Ken Greenfield

27 July 2019

Lots and lots of memories old friend. Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Cathryn Morse (KEECH)

25 July 2019

I remember Tom growing up across the street from us on Kingsville. He was just a couple years older, but back then and at that age it was a lifetime. To the surviving family my deepest sympathy. Us younger girls thought he was a cool guy. Unfortunately we will be out of town and unable to make the visitation, however, my thoughts and prayers will be with you, Cathi (Keech) Morse

Kathryn Hettinger

24 July 2019

Jena, you were very much loved by your dad, and you are very much loved by us! He was proud of the woman you became!