ELKHART — Thomas J. “Tom” Donnell, 87, of Elkhart, was called home on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born in Elkhart on March 23, 1932, to the late Robert and Lucille (McCormick) Donnell, and later married Mary Ellyn Campbell on Aug. 23, 1958, in Chicago. She survives after nearly 61 wonderful years together.
He is also survived by his sons Joseph (Cindy) of Long Grove, Illinois, Martin of Newton, Massachusettes, Kevin (Shelley) of Valparaiso and David (Lorrie) of Chicago; grandchildren Quinn of Los Angeles, Lauren of New York, and Samuel of Chicago; and brothers Robert (Mary) of Boxford, Massachusettes, and James (Jean) of Elkhart. A brother, David, precedes Tom in death.
Tom’s life will be celebrated with a gathering of family and friends at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon Wednesday, June 12, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1108 S. Main St., Elkhart, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Father Patrick Hake will officiate and cremation will follow the services with burial at St. Vincent’s Cemetery at a later date.
Tom was a third-generation railroad worker for over 40 years, retiring as a yard conductor in 1995. He was a member of the St Vincent de Paul parish and served honorably in the U.S. Army following the Korean War.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to Church Community Services or Habitat for Humanity. Online condolences may reach the family at the funeral home’s website.