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Thomas F. Lagneau

January 26, 1926 ~ October 20, 2018 (age 92)

Thomas Frank Lagneau, departed this life in the comfort of his home with his daughters at his side on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Thomas was born in Bicknell, Indiana on January 26, 1926 to Edward Felix and Juliette (DeVaux) Lagneau.

He was met with open arms by his loving wife Bertha J Lagneau (Keene) of 57 years, and the welcoming hearts of his son Robert Lagneau, daughters Cathy Burk, Juliette Lagneau, and grandsons, Jared Finger, John Kennedy, and Son In-Law Rick Canter.

Our father will be sadly missed, but forever loved by his surviving children, Linda and Mike Poremba, Diana and Greg Bonnell, Rosemary and Scott Grady, Martha Canter, Mary & Ricky Daley, Rita Jines & Devon Meny, as well as grandsons, Rusty, Mark, Jeff, Greg Jr., John Scott, Evan, Vincent, Kevin, Jonathan, Joshua, granddaughters, Veronica, Sirrena, Ashley, Angela, Alyssa, Alexis; and many great-grandsons and great-granddaughters.

Thomas was a WWII Veteran stationed in Okinawa. After the war, he returned to Bicknell, IN and married Bertha. Shortly afterwards, he moved to St. Louis, MO where he graduated from The David Ranken Jr. School of Mechanical Trades two year program. Afterwards, he moved to Hammond IN where he worked and retired from LTV Steel. Tom also completed an Economic Education Program at the University of Chicago in 1955.

While living in Hammond Tom and Bertha where members of St. John Bosco Catholic Church where Tom was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and a Mass Lector. Tom & Bertha moved to Princeton in 1986 and were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Felix and Juliette (DeVaux) Lagneau, his sister & brother-in-law, Mary and Ralph McGlone; his brother & sister in law Edward & Loretta Lagneau, and his sister Jeanne "Jane" Redfern.

Visitation will be at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 S. Race St., Princeton, IN, Friday, October 26th at 10:00 a.m. The Burial will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery in Bicknell, IN, with military rites by Retired Military Veterans. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or to the Salvation Army. Envelopes will be available at Colvin’s. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

Donations may be made to:

Salvation Army
P.O. Box 1258, Princeton IN 47670

St. Vincent DePaul Society
1604 Main St., Vincennes IN 47591

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