Thomas Edward Cranston, Sr.

May 7, 1943 ~ December 18, 2021 (age 78)


Thomas Edward Cranston Sr., of Angola, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Tom was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on May 7, 1943, to Arthur and Weltha L. (Hart) Cranston.  He was the youngest of two sons.

Tom graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1961. 

He married the love of his life, Betty J. Bibler, on May 8, 1965, and together built a wonderful life for nearly 57 years.

Tom worked for General Telephone for over 40 years before retiring.

He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Angola, Indiana.

Tom’s favorite days were spent hanging out on the lake and grilling out with his wife, kids, and grandkids, going on boat rides and then swinging by Scoops for ice cream.

He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. 

Surviving is his precious wife Betty J. Cranston of Angola, Indiana; his children, Thomas E. “Tom” Cranston Jr. of Angola, Indiana, Beth A. (Mike) Clausen of Angola, Indiana, Jeffrey S. Cranston of Angola, Indiana and Greg A. (Hiliary) Cranston of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Also surviving is his brother, Bill (Joanne) Cranston, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Laurie Renee Cranston.

There will be a hole in the heart of everyone who ever knew and loved Tom as he was one great man.

Viewing will be from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

Private Funeral Services will be held.

Private Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Waterloo, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church or to Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County.

To send flowers to Thomas' family, please visit our floral store.


December 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Weicht Funeral Home
207 N West St.
Angola, IN 46703

Private Services will be held.

Weicht Funeral Home
207 N. West Street
Angola, IN 46703


Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County
PO Box 204, Angola, Indiana 46703,
Tel: 260-833-2877

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
700 W. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703,
Tel: 260-665-2259

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