Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Thomas J. Eding

June 27, 1949January 5, 2020

Thomas J Eding (Tom), 70, passed away Sunday, January 5th, surrounded by the love of his family, both present and in spirit.

Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Ruth Blythe and Stanley Eding. Tom is survived by his wife of 26 years, Gloria, and their children and step-children: Carrie Eding, Tommy Eding, Maleaha Dunlap, Jamee Toman, Nora Gaines, and Karl Hasbrouck Jr., several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as his sister and brother, Ann Miller and Mike Eding.

Tom was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corp after having served his country during the Vietnam War. Tom had a quietly reassuring small-town spirit, but he had an infectious laugh, keen sense of humor, and could truly make the best one-liner “dad-jokes” to put a smile on your face.

He worked for over 45 years at McConnell & Scully as an oil rig operator/supervisor prior to retirement, and spent much of his free time reading mystery novels, watching crime dramas, and perfecting several family-favorite recipes with his wife, as he was a talented cook in addition to being a skilled mechanic and nature lover. He will be so greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him.

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


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Ann Miller

January 10, 2020

There are so many great memories to share about my brother Tom, but the most important are that he was a kind, caring, passionate, loving and a somewhat comical man.

I am saddened by this loss but am confident that by the grace of God we will be together again. We all have that promise made by our creator in John 3:16.

Although he is gone from this earth , his spirit is present in our hearts, and we can rejoice that he has a new body and a new mind and the peace that he so deserves.

God be with you Tom. Enjoy your heavenly home. I love you!

Carre Eding

January 8, 2020

Dad was a large presence, physically and his personality, but was a gentle goofy teddy bear. He was always there when I needed him, just talking with him would ground me.