Thomas Andrew Heidenreich
June 8, 1932 – February 9, 2021
Thomas A. Heidenreich, February 9, 2021
Thomas Andrew Heidenreich passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021 at the age of 88. Born in Indianapolis to George Heidenreich and Rosemary Hendricks Heidenreich on June 8, 1932, he resided in central Indiana his entire life. He graduated from Broad Ripple High School and Purdue University. While at Purdue he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He was married to the love of his life Judith Hanna Heidenreich on June 25, 1955 and they enjoyed 62 happy years together before Judy passed away in 2017. Tom and Judy had four children: Thomas Hanna Heidenreich (Jennifer), James Blair Heidenreich (Anita), Gretchen H. Witt (Ray) and Sally Preston Rowland (Eric). They were blessed with nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is survived by his sister-in-law Jane Hanna Houck. His sisters Phyllis Heidenreich Shreeve and Rose Ann Heidenreich Murray preceded him in death.
In 1958 Tom formed T.A. Heidenreich Co., Inc. as well as Gasco, Inc. which supplied industrial heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. Tom was active in Culver Cats Little League Baseball, Boy Scout Troop 109 and many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and gardening. Tom served as deacon and Sunday school teacher at Second Presbyterian Church. He was also involved in The Children’s Museum serving on the Board of Trustees for nine years and Chairman of Acquisitions. With his love of outdoor conservation, he held several Ducks Unlimited positions such as Indiana State Chairman, Regional Vice President and Executive Committee Member. Tom and his wife Judy were also members of Meridian Hills Country Club.
The family would like to thank Quinton Young and the entire staff at Anthology of Meridian Hills for their care.
There will be a private family burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. A celebration of life full of much laughter and Dewar’s will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers please remember The Nature Conservancy, The Salvation Army or your favorite charity. Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel assisting with arrangements. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Thomas Andrew Heidenreich
February 15, 2021
Tom was a dear friend and a good man who helped Judy to do any little task she might ask...deliver her endless Christmas gifts to friends, glue small ornaments on miniature Christmas trees and prepare his chicken soup for anyone who needed to get well, just to name a few. He was an offering counter after worship services with other men at St. Luke’s United Methodist and was held in highest esteem. To know Tom was to love Tom! He enjoyed a more private life with Judy in the retirement years. He loved his family and was proud of each of them. Never could anyone feel more welcome than when joining Tom and Judy for a 5:00 adult beverage in their beautiful family room. They loved being together and it was a joy to be with them and listen to stories of their lifelong adventures! Tom will certainly be missed.by family and friends.
February 14, 2021
Gretchen and Family,
I’m so sorry for your loss! I will be thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace.
February 12, 2021
Extending virtual hugs and prayers of comfort to Sally, Eric and his entire family. Hoping fond memories help ease your sorrow.