Thomas Streicher, 73, Ferdinand

Thomas Streicher, 73, Ferdinand, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care in Jasper.

He was born in Jasper Sept. 28, 1939, to Earl and Harriet (Harris) Streicher. He married Rita A. Pund May 2, 1964, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Streicher; two daughters, Shari McCain and husband Gary of Huntingburg and Melanie Lange and husband Jonathan of Ferdinand; son Kurt Streicher of Ferdinand; two sisters, Barbara Blessinger and husband Urban of Huntingburg and Janice Burger and husband Kenneth of Jasper; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Mr. Streicher retired as a superintendent in 2004 after 37 years at MasterBrand Cabinets. He was a U.S. Marine veteran. He was a member of Ferdinand American Legion Post 124, Ferdinand Community Center, St. Ferdinand Parish and a former member of the Jaycees. He enjoyed golfing and playing cards.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Ferdinand. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.

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