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Thomas L. Schell

October 5, 2012

     Thomas L. Schell, 66, of Decatur, died at Adams Memorial Hospital on Thursday, October 4, 2012.
    Tom was born in Decatur on July 8, 1946, to the late James Schell and Harriet (Moser) Schell Williamson.
    On August 27, 1966 he married Barbara K. Reed.
    Tom was a member of St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 864. He retired from McIntosh in Berne with 25 years of service, and from the City of Decatur with 20 years of service.
    Among survivors are his wife of 46 years, Barbara K. Schell; a son, Tommy M. (Jahni) Schell, and a daughter, Teresa M. Schell, all of Decatur; three sisters, Chari Koontz of South Bend, Lani (Kim) Bussard of Warsaw and Annie (Gary) Cook of Syracuse; and three grandchildren, Chloe, Lydia, and Ella Schell.
    Visitation will be from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 4 p.m.
    A 9:20 a.m. prayer service will be held Monday, October 8, also at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. mass of Christian burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Voors officiating.
    Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to the Family.
    Online condolences may be made at

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