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George Andrew "Andy" Tomlin

18 janvier 19643 mars 2021
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Father, husband, and Papaw George “Andy” Tomlin passed away surrounded by his wife and sons at the age of 57 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. His three-year battle with cancer proved his tenacious character and relentless will in facing the challenges of life. Andy was born on January 18, 1964 to the late George and Dawnetta (Dunham) Tomlin, where he learned to work at an early age, between helping with chores around the property and collecting eggs at a nearby hen house. That work ethic never ceased. Shortly after graduating from Madison-Grant High School in 1982, where he played varsity football for four straight years, he moved down with some extended family to work on a barge along the Ohio River. Upon returning home, he worked with his brother and uncle performing residential masonry. He fell in love with the construction industry and spent the rest of his working years in commercial façade installation, with twelve years in Carpenters Local 232 and eight years in Glaziers Local 1165 DC91. The Tomlin Homestead is a tribute to his capabilities, where he installed all the brick, a full-length porch, a barn, and virtually every improvement to the property. A contractor or technician was a rare sight with his do-it-yourself attitude. He met the love of his life, Daphne (Hasty) Tomlin through a mutual acquaintance, and they were married in April of 1986. His family was his sole focus, and he gave his all in provision, upbringing, school, sports interests, and, eventually, his grandkids. Upon retiring from Glaziers Local 1165 in 2019 due to health complications, he and Daphne spent at least one workday a week with their two granddaughters, Delaney and Hannah. Those two became the light of his life instantly, and they were inseparable. Andy would never let a family member leave without first telling them, “I love you”. Never one to be idle, Andy’s hobbies were many. He loved working on the property, fishing and planting a luscious annual vegetable garden, but above all else, he loved to help others. Chances are, if you had a problem, he was there to come up with a solution and help you “Git-R-Done.” If you needed help on a project, you may as well stand back, because he already had it done. If you had broken something and couldn’t bear to replace it, he’d be sure to have a plan to “Jerry (jury)-rig” it for you. No matter your connection to Andy, his sweet corn, salsa, or jams graced your tables because you just had to try it. Andy is survived by his wife of almost 35 years, Daphne; sons Jeremiah (Kelsie) and Ryan (Kylie) Tomlin; granddaughters Delaney and Hannah; siblings Steve (Joan) and Randy (Pat) Tomlin and Cindy (Steve) Kem; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his brother, John Tomlin. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Friends Who Care Cancer Relief Foundation, Bluffton.

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  • Cancer Service of Northeast Indiana
  • Friends Who Care Cancer Relief Foundation

Services

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George Andrew "Andy" Tomlin

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Michael Marley

12 mars , 2021

Andy was a good guy. We grew up together from kindergarten through our senior year. He taught me everything I needed to know about wading creeks and catching minnows by the time we were 7 years old. Getting "shushed" in church was something we were especially good at as youngsters. Lots and lots of great memories.
My condolences to all his family and friends. He will certainly be missed.

Jody & Jon Gates

9 mars , 2021

Daphne, Jeremiah, Ryan & Family,
Prayers for peace and comfort offered to you all. So many memories of spotting Andy outside working the garden, mowing, working on the house and building the garage as we left Norwell after work. He was always so busy - finding another project when one was completed.
You all played such an important part in our swim family - for that, we will be forever grateful. Sending love & friendship from the Gates Family.

Dale and Kim Thomas

7 mars , 2021

Tomlin Family;
Andy will always bring a smile to our faces; He was one of the most hard-working, kindest and most gentle guys we have ever known. Andy would do anything for anyone! You must know he touched many lives in a positive way. He always had a smile and a kind word. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as you go through this time.
Love and Friendship,
Dale and Kim Thomas, Kirsten, Dani, and Karlie

Kay Inglis Byrd

5 mars , 2021


Dear Tomlin family,
I attended elementary through high school with Andy. I remember Andy for his smile and laughter. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Jeryl Ricks

4 mars , 2021

Daphne and family,
Thinking of you at this time, our deepest condolences
Robb and Jeryl Ricks

Janet Biernacki

4 mars , 2021

One of the sweetest things I ever saw at a wedding was the way Andy offered his tender support to Daphne when her emotions surfaced. He literally reached out to her until she was settled. It was beautiful to see the love.
Deepest sympathy to all the family. He was a good man.
Sincerely,
Janet & Dan Biernacki

Yani Hasty

4 mars , 2021

Our deepest condolences and prayers for the Tomlin family. From AJ and Yani Hasty.

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