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Visitation

Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Wednesday March 14th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Service

Ravenna Baptist Church
Thursday March 15th, 2018
11:00am

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Thomas John Herremans

Thomas John Herremans age 71, of Ravenna, MI died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was born on December 24, 1946 in Conklin, MI to the late Albert A. and Eleanor D. (Link) Herremans. Thomas is survived by: 1 Son: Timothy (Sarah) Herremans of Dorr, MI. 4 Daughters: Melissa (Glen) Mann of Rockford, Carrie (Matt) Braford of Ravenna, Jennifer (Weston) Selent of Weaverville, NC and Lindsey (Erik) Jacobson of Jackson, MI. 14 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. 1 Sister: Irene M. Herremans of Calgary, Alberta. 2 Brothers: Paul W. (Marilee) Herremans, and Robert Herremans both of Ravenna. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services for Thomas will be conducted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00am at the Ravenna Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Wetzig officiating. Burial will follow at St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm to greet friends and again on Thursday at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to: Ravenna FFA or Albert and Eleanor Herremans Scholarship Fund. Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Jackie (Pigors) Hampton Apr 16 2018 1:52 PM

Tom was a brother of mine in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at MSU. I'll always remember his smile and great sense of humor. I was happy to see him at our UpNorth AGR summer picnic we held in Petoskey last July. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Keith Greenwald Mar 26 2018 6:14 PM

You will be missed and remembered. We both love you, Jacquie and Gil.

Gilbert Johnson Mar 19 2018 7:11 PM

Dear family you our deepest Sympathy and prayers love the Drummond family

Esther Drummond Hayward Mar 18 2018 6:47 PM

Over 20 years ago Tom had a vision of a milker training school for dairymen. He described that vision to me and asked if I could create some natural looking udders that could be used as a teaching aid. After some experimenting, the udders were created and Tom's milker training school became a reality. Tom had a passion for dairy farming and milk quality. He will be greatly missed.

Preston Cole Mar 17 2018 8:21 AM

Tom was my fraternity brother and a wonderful person with a great spirit. He was compassionate about his brothers and fraternity life. Please accept my sincere sympathy to the family and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Richard Hodge Mar 15 2018 2:07 PM

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your dear Mr. Herremans. May you draw comfort from all the wonderful memories you shared and from our Heavenly Father, who comforts us during our trials, (Psalms 46:1) God promises to resurrect those who have fallen asleep in death, through his son Christ Jesus our Lord. (John 5:28,29) When Jesus was on earth he demonstrated his ability to resurrect those who died. He will do so again on a global scale during his Kingdom reign. (Matthew 6:9,10)

M.Rose Mar 15 2018 1:56 PM

Tom was one of the most enthusiastic members of the Dairy Practices Council where he seemed to touch everyone he met. When you saw him, his smile and firm handshake often said it all, but he always had a story to tell or some bit of insight that could only come from years of experience. He became a friend and mentor to many and his energy, enthusiasm and smile will be greatly missed. Our hearts are with all his family and friends.

Steve Murphy & the DPC Mar 15 2018 10:06 AM

Irene and Family, So very sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. May God give you strength and courage. Tom I remember so well from our high school days. Tom was always so kind to me and a friend. I have learned how Tom stayed in Ravenna and was a valued member of Ravenna's community. As you and I ventured out in the world we are certain to return to Ravenna one day.Tom was the salt of The Earth and to his whole family may God Bless you all. Sincerely, Dale A McAllister and Ja Marcus

Dale A McAllister Mar 15 2018 5:56 AM

My sincere condolences to your family. Tom was a truly wonderful man. I will cherish the few short years I was privileged to know and work with him. RIP my good friend...

Luke Mast Mar 14 2018 10:24 PM

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