Thomas Lee “Tom” Stiver, 73, Syracuse, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born on July 4, 1946, in Goshen, to Merle and Virginia (Bates) Stiver.
He graduated in 1964 from Millersburg High School, 1968 from Manchester College in North Manchester, and received his Master’s Degree from Purdue in West Lafayette. He was married on March 17, 1968, in Goshen, IN to Karen K. Prough who survives. He retired as an insurance agent and general manager of American National Life in Goshen after 40 years and was a former math teacher at Syracuse Jr. High School for nine years. He lived most of his life in the Goshen, Millersburg, and Syracuse areas.
He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Stiver, Syracuse; three daughters: Becca (Jeff) Roberts, Goshen; Lori (Matthew) Trimmer, Ellicott, Md.; Paty Suarez (foreign exchange daughter) Mexico; three grandchildren: Garrett Roberts, Abigail Trimmer and Emily Trimmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle Stiver and Virginia Stiver-Miller; stepfather, Levi Miller and brother, Ron Stiver
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, with Pastor’s David Henry & David Marty officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Run Cemetery in Goshen.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567 or Indiana University Health Foundation Cancer Patient Fund, c/o Simon Cancer Center, 1633 N. Capital, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46202. To send condolences to the family in memory of Tom Stiver, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com