Thomas Papenbrock, Sr., 74

Thomas E. Papenbrock, Sr., 74, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home. Mr. Papenbrock was born March 18, 1939, in Churubusco, a son of Ervin H. and Mary E. (Nestel) Papenbrock.On September 19, 1982 he was married in Kentucky to Dianne (Wallace) Manns. She survives.Surviving relatives include his wife, Dianne (Wallace) Manns; two sons; a step-daughter; two stepsons; two brothers; two sisters; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Rick Van Horn, pastor of Christ Community Church, officiating.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Riverview Cemetery, south of Churubusco.Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825; or American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604To leave an online condolence for the family, log on to