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Thomas W. Kepshire

August 24, 1955 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 62)

Thomas W. Kepshire, age 62, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:41 am Sunday, January 7, 2018 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.  Tom was a retired volunteer firefighter for Lake Station.  He previously served as a South Bend EMT; worked for McGann Ambulance Service; Jackel; and several other EMS companies in northwest Indiana.

Tom was born on August 24, 1955 in Gary, Indiana to the late Edward and Mary (Hepp) Kepshire.  On October 9, 1982 in Lake Station, Indiana he married Carol (Wilson) Kepshire; who survives.

Along with his loving wife, Carol, Tom is survived by his daughter Rebecca (Nick Batdorf) Kepshire of South Bend; granddaughter, Alani Champer; sisters, Carol (Tommy) Vandercar of Lowell, Indiana and Donna (Elmer) Kepshire-Ricketts of Crown Point, Indiana; nieces and nephews, Joshua Ricketts, Madison Ricketts, Shannon (Richard) Schiller; and great nieces and nephews, Duncan and Delia.  Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, John and Julie Kepshire; and nephew Justin Kepshire.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, South Bend is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Contributions in memory of Thomas Kepshire can be made to Monon Railroad Historical Technical Society Inc. at  Online condolences can be shared with the Kepshire family at


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