Thomas Donald Stachler, 50 of Ohio City passed away on July 28, 2021 at Van Wert Health.
He was born to Dennis and the late Phyllis (Huber) Stachler. On June 15, 1996, he married Diana Renner who survives in Ohio City. They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
He is survived by a daughter, Kayla Stachler (Cole Ketchum) of Ohio City. He is also survived by his father, sisters and brother, Amanda and Tim Bertke of New Bremen, Laura and Bill Ryan of Bossier City, LA, and William and Tracy Stachler of Osgood. Tom is also survived by his mother-in-law, Louise Renner of Van Wert, Tom and Carolyn Wolbert of Lucinda, PA, Dennis and Angie Renner of Van Wert, Brian and Stephanie Renner of Van Wert, Brent and Krisi Renner of Van Wert, and Matt and Cathy Smith of Van Wert. He was loved by his nieces and nephews Brian Bertke, Bethany and Joe Meyer, (Hayley) , Brianna and Andy Monnin, (Madelynn and Riley), Brent Berke, Brad Bertke, Will and Ellen McCutcheon, Levi Stachler, Lincoln Stachler, Lindy Stachler, Trayson Stachler, Becca and Seth Beary, Jessica and Christian Snyder, (McKenna), Robby Wolbert, Kyle Doseck, Kara and Logan Rupert, (Ruby), Brandon Renner, Annie Renner, Carter Renner, Emerson Renner, Jayden Renner, Alivia Renner and Aiden Smith.
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his father-in-law Robert Renner and a niece, Hope Renner.
Tom was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was a lifelong truck driver and was employed by different companies thru his adult life. His pride and joy was being owner/operator of TDS Express Trucking.
He loved being with family and friends. Most of all he loved and enjoyed life. He always had an ornery smile on his face and would quickly tease or joke with you to make you smile. He didn't know a stranger and never failed to lend a hand when you needed it. He fought cancer stubbornly and courageously for the past 8 years. He never let it stop him until recently and his courage throughout his fight was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Visitation is from 2-8 PM Monday, Aug. 2 and from 9-10 AM Tuesday Aug. 3 at Brickner Funeral Home of Van Wert. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 AM Tuesday Aug. 3 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial in Ridge Cemetery will follow services. There will be a Rosary Service Monday at the funeral home following visitation.
Preferred Memorials are to the American Cancer Society and the family.
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