September 25, 1946 ~ August 22, 2021

Born in: Sullivan, IN
Resided in: Oaktown, IN

Thomas E. Helderman,74, of Oaktown, IN passed away August 22,2021. He was born September 25,1946 in Sullivan, IN to the late Edward N. and Mary L. (Buchanan) Helderman.  Thomas attended Lincoln High School. He worked many years as a baker at his business Tom’s Donut Shop.  Thomas married, the love of his life, Mildred “Midge” Street on July 19, 1980. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, growing vegetables, watching boxing, watching the New England Patriots and spending time with his beagle dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Curtis Helderman; brother Robert Lee Helderman; grandchildren Jacob Helderman and Miranda Warner and great-granddaughter Aubrey Warner.

Thomas is survived by his wife, of 41 years, Midge Helderman; children Robin (Linda) Helderman, Lori Helderman, Amy (Roy) Mercer; step-children Jackie (Jim) Baker, Shannon Colby, and Angie (Mark) McCandless; siblings Rose (Alfred) Godfrey, Robert Helderman, Mike (Carol) Helderman, Patricia “Pat” (John) Chandler and Pam (Chuck) Edgin; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Helderman. Visitation will be held at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of Mr. Helderman.

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  1. So sorry, Tom was truly a great guy. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend to my parents. I was always happy his address was Blann Rd.

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