Thomas Streicher, 73, Ferdinand

Tom StreicherThomas Streicher, 73, of Ferdinand, died Saturday (July 6) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Facility in Jasper.

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

Thomas retired from Masterbrand Cabinets as a Superintendent in March of 2004 after 37 years of employment. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving from 1958 to 1961. 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.

He is survived by his wife Rita of Ferdinand; two daughters, Shari McCain and husband Gary, Huntingburg, and Melanie Lange and husband Jonathan, Ferdinand; one son, Kurt Streicher, Ferdinand; two sisters, Mrs. Urban (Barbara) Blessinger, Huntingburg and Mrs. Kenneth (Janice) Burger, Jasper; four grandchildren, Matthew Powers, Dalton Streicher, and Gavin and Caden Lange.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Funeral services 10 a.m. Wedesday in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery with Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 providing military graveside rights. Visitation from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Condolences may be shared at

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