Thomas Streicher, 73, Ferdinand

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

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

He 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.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Streicher; two daughters, Shari McCain and husband Gary, Huntingburg, and Melanie Lange and husband Jonathan, Ferdinand; one son Kurt Streicher, Ferdinand; two sisters, Barbara Blessinger and husband Urban, Huntingburg, and Janice Burger and husband Kenneth,  Jasper; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Funeral services 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 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 7 -9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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