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Thomas F. Alkire

September 2, 1958 — June 20, 2023


Thomas Frank Alkire passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at the age of 64. He was born the second youngest of 5 children on September 2, 1958, in Hammond, IN to the late Don and Ruth (Bystrom) Alkire. Tom was a millright for Union 1102 for his entire career. He married Danelle Mantz on August 31, 1980, in Lowell, IN and together they shared 42 years of marriage. Tom was a Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed guns and shooting. He also enjoyed keeping an eye on the neighborhood and what was going on.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Danelle Alkire; son, Tyler Alkire; sister, Cheryl (George) Cater; two brothers, Don (Vicki) Alkire and Darryl Alkire; cousins, Glenda Hoots and Bob Kronsell. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, John Alkire.

There will be no services at this time. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, in memory of Thomas Alkire.

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