Thomas M. Webster
Thomas M. Webster
VAN WERT, Ohio — Thomas M. Webster, 76, of Van Wert, passed away peacefully at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born April 23, 1942, in Tonawanda, New York, to his late parents, Willis Webster and Mary (Meier) Webster VanEtten.

Thomas served his country as a veteran of the United States Navy. Before being discharged, he married the love of his life, Trudy L. McCoy on Dec. 10, 1963. As a veteran, he was a member of the American Legion.

Prior to his illness, Tommy enjoyed camping, fishing and the outdoors, where he loved to cook over an open fire. He was a great cook and liked to make soups and chili. Tommy was famous for his peanut-brittle, which he began making each year in early November. He was also a country music buff who liked to talk politics, play online slots and cheer for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Trudy of Van Wert; children, Trent Webster of Findlay, Amy (Patrick) McConn of Ohio City, Kelly (Dan) Rauch of Van Wert; sisters, Sharon (Walt) Poling and Patricia Shafer, both of Van Wert; grandchildren, Mitchell Vargas, Ciara McConn, Kendall Rauch, and Sydney Rauch.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Will Haggis officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the combined units of the Van Wert VFW and American Legion.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at the funeral home, and again one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Preferred memorial is the Van Wert Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at