THOMAS J. HEGERFELD, 73, of Ossian, died on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. A native of Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Harold and Helen Hegerfeld, a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Ossian, and worked as a printer for Fort Wayne Newspapers, for over 30 years. He is survived by his daughter, Becky (Marvin) Bradtmueller; sister, Janet (Jerry Skinner) Teel; grandson, Thomas Bradtmueller; mother-in-law, Nan Grandin; sister-in-law, Mary Ray; brother-in-law, Jim "Duffy" (Karen) Grandin, and Peter Grandin ; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Hegerfeld. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, with calling from 11 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be given to his grandson's education fund. For online condolences please visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 4, 2012