I have sad news to report on this. Jodie's dad passed away at 5:56pm on Saturday March 4, 2006.
Here is what the family posted on the webpage set up for Tom:
04-Mar-06 08:55 PM - THE WHOLE FAMILY : THE LONG JOURNEY THAT WE HAVE HAD AND TRIED TO REMAIN POSITIVE AND PRAYING... THE GIRLS WERE ALL TO SEE DAD TODAY AND TOOK HIM COLORED PICTURES. UNFORTUNATELY, I NEED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT WITH DUE RESPECT.... LVFD FIRE CHIEF AND PRESIDENT OF THE SANDUSKY COUNTY AG SOCIETY HAS PASSED AWAY AT 5:56 PM TONIGHT WITH IMMEDIATE FAMILY IN PRESENCE. WE GREATLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING EVERYONE HAS DONE AND SAID FOR US.
ARRANGEMENTS ARE PENDING AT HERMAN-KINN-KARLOVETZ FUNERAL HOME. WE ARE STILL STAYING IN CLEVELAND TONIGHT SINCE IT IS SO LATE WITH THE PAPERWORK AND ALL. WE WILL RETURN HOME TOMORROW SOMETIME.
WITH LOVE AND CONTINUED PRAYERS,
CHAD & WENDY & FAMILY
WENDY & KIARA
JODI & BUTCH & FAMILY
Our prayers are with the entire family. Tom was a wonder man. I have some very fun memories of him. He will most definitely be missed!!!