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Thomas Earl Cain

Thomas Earl Cain, age 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. He was born January 4, 1937 in Moundsville, West Virginia to Friend William and Helen (Price) Cain. Following graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Corporal in the Vietnam War from 1965-1966 and was stationed in Germany. While stationed in Germany, he met the love of his life, Gisela Seeger. They were united in marriage on September 15, 1963.

Tom was a lifetime member of the VVA. He was a car enthusiast, who had a passion for restoring and collecting them. He was also a handyman who could fix practically anything. Tom enjoyed music, especially playing and singing along with his guitar. One of his greatest joys in life was the time he went on Honor Flight to visit the War Memorials in Washington DC.

Left to cherish Tom's memory is his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Gisela; daughter, Michelle Miller (Joe Steinem); son, Michael (Jennifer) Cain; grandson, Ren Cain; sisters, Mary Ellen (James) Mason and Linda (John) Slaninka; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Friend Robert (Bonnie) Cain; son-in-law, Chris Miller and dear friend, Bob Beckley.

Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held Friday, March 31st at 11:00 am at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, with Pastor J.T. Bean officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Swanton Local Schools Foundation Backpack Buddies.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Funeral Services: Friday, March 31st at 11:00 at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Interment: Highland Memory Gardens

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Linda and family, our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your memories sustain you in this difficult time.

Ray, Dar and Adam Walter Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Gisela and family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Tom. I remember his beautiful voice. Our prayers are with you all, until we all meet again. Love, Vicky and Ernie

Vicky and Ernie Raker Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Gisela, Mike, Michelle and families, our hearts are so broken and sad, when we heard Tom was now in his Heavenly home. We shared so many joys, laughter, fun, gardening, music and lots of other sweet memories. A wonderful, humble, gentle and loving man and friend to all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Love you very much, Roger & Gracie

Roger and Grace Raker Mar 29 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We have clear memories of Tom singing "O Holy Night" so beautifully at the Swanton Missionary Church. Our sympathy and prayers are with Gisela, Mike, Michelle & family.

Pastor Marshall & Betty Metzger Mar 29 2017 12:00 AM

Linda and family, we're so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I know your wonderful memories will bring you comfort. We're thinking of you and sending hugs.

Barb & Charlie Guess Mar 29 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Tom will be greatly missed. Remember, we are right next door.

Randall and Tammy McLuckie Mar 29 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Family.

Donald & Evelyn Kerr Mar 28 2017 12:00 AM