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William "Tom" Thomas Fennell

April 20, 1938 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

William "Tom" Fennell Obituary

William “Tom” Thomas Fennell, age 85, of Noblesville, passed away while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Harbour Manor Care Center.  He was born in New Market, TN, on April 20, 1938, to the late Clayton and Agnes (Stallsworth) Fennell.

On September 4, 1960, he married Sandra "Sandy" Kay (Kakasuleff) Fennell, and they shared 57 years of marriage before Sandy’s passing in December of 2017.

Tom attended Lincoln High School and graduated with the class of 1954.  Tom spent his career working in retail.  He started in entry-level positions and worked up to executive management at Danners Incorporation, where he retired after 35 years.  Tom was devoted to his faith and attended the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Arcadia, IN, where he served as the Financial Secretary for several years.  Tom also spent time in his youth sponsoring and working with the Junior Achievement organization, which helped the youth get acclimated to business environments to better them for the workforce.  During his free time, Tom enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and collecting pocket knives.  He and Sandy loved to go antiquing and spending time outdoors.  Tom loved his family and enjoyed all the time he was able to spend with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, to them he was the “Coolest Pa.”

Tom is survived by his children, Gregg (Amanda) Fennell of Fishers, IN, Tanya Runyan of Noblesville, IN, and Trina Fennell of Arcadia, IN; grandchild, Kayleigh (Bruce) Weisman of Lebanon, TN, Emily (Michael) Weiss of Carmel, IN, Erin Runyan of Nora, IN, Sarah Hiatt of Arcadia, Joe Hiatt of Carmel, IN; great-grandchildren, Annabelle Weisman, and Max and Charlie Weiss; sisters, Wanda Knipp of Pershing, IN, Darlene (James) Gray of Cambridge City, IN, and Alice (Paul) Good of Oro Valley, AZ.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra "Sandy" Fennell; parents, Clayton Fennell & Agnes Rusk; brothers & sisters, Margie Vore, Barbara Brandon, Roger Fennell, Carl Fennell, and Judy Scholl.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 am Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Emanuel Lutheran, 355 Shafer Street, Arcadia, Indiana with Pastor Peter Scaer officiating. Burial will follow in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Arcadia, IN.  

A time for visitation will be Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at Hartley Funeral Home, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church.

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February 14, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

10:30 AM
Emanuel Lutheran Church
355 Shaffer St
Arcadia, IN 46030


Emanuel Lutheran Church
355 Shaffer St, Arcadia IN 46030


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