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Carl Edwin Thom

September 13, 1930 June 18, 2019
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ROCKVILLE- Carl Edwin Thom, 88, of Rockville, Indiana passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, June 18, 2019 with his loving wife by his side. He was born September 13, 1930 in Connersville, Indiana to the late Edwin Thom and Edith Ogden Thom.

He graduated from Brownstown High School in 1948 and was drafted into the Army September 1951 serving heroically in the Korean War. After his return to the states, he married Nila Staley Thom in 1954. Carl was a farmer. He also worked for Diamond Chain Company in Indianapolis and Alcan Aluminum Corporation in Terre Haute. He retired from the Army Corp of Engineers. Carl was happiest at home on the farm.

He is survived by his wife Nila; daughter, Beth (Steve) Bratcher of Rosedale; son Kenneth (Kenna) Thom of Rockville; son Mike (Tresa) Thom of Rockville; and daughter, Brenda (Jason) Ferguson of Whiteland; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Beth (Don) Hunsberger of Montpelier; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Paul and brothers, Jim, David and Joe Thom.

Graveside services with military honors by Parke County veterans will be 1:00 pm Saturday, June 22, at New Discovery Cemetery with Pastor Gene Walls officiating. Burial will follow.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville. Online condolences may be shared at

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1:00 PM 6/22/2019 1:00:00 PM
New Discovery Cemetery

Rockville, IN 47872

New Discovery Cemetery
. Rockville 47872 IN
United States

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New Discovery Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rockville, IN 47872

. Rockville 47872 IN
United States

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