Obituary for Thomas M. Givan

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Thomas M. Givan

May 6, 1952 - May 6, 2017

Thomas “Tom” M. Givan, age 65, passed away all too soon on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Franciscan St. Francis Health Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Morgantown.

Tom was born May 6, 1952, in Indianapolis, to the late William and Betty (Skillman) Givan. He was a 1970 graduate of Decatur Central High School and went on to attend IUPUI in Indianapolis. After graduation, Tom served as part of the Military Police in the United States Army.

He married Sandra Givan on February 27, 1981 in Indianapolis. She survives after 36 years of loving marriage. Tom retired in 2002 as a Sergeant with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department after 26 years of service. After retirement, Tom worked in the Security Department with Indianapolis Power and Light Company.

He enjoyed metalworking, photography, golfing and animals. Most of all he loved riding his Kawasaki Motorcycle.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Sandra Givan, brothers: Max (Beth) Givan of California and Jim (Yumi) Givan of Florida as well as several nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Kathy Ellis and a brother Steve Givan.Thomas’ wishes were to be cremated. Cremation Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Tom to the Morgan County Humane Society: 690 West Mitchell Ave, Martinsville, Indiana 46151.Condolences may be sent to the family at (812) 597-4670


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Born: May 6, 1952
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Ernie Clark posted on 5/10/17

So sorry to hear about Tommy. Spent many a days in the creeks, the treehouse & the barns. You will be missed.


Houston Gaines posted on 5/9/17

Very sorry for your loss.


Dennis May posted on 5/9/17

Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. If there's anything I can do please let me know. Dennis


Randy & Jeanie Sevenish posted on 5/9/17

We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Tom and we convey our heartfelt condolences & sympathy out to Sandy and Tom's family. We had always thought most highly of Tom & Sandy and he was an excellent cop as Sandy was as well. They were a nice couple together and we pray Sandy and all of Tom's family be given strength to cope with their loss. God Bless to all. Randy & Jeanie Sevenish Capt (ret) MCSD


Larry and Pam Jahnke posted on 5/9/17

Hi Sandy. It's been a long time since I've seen either you or Tom. You have our deepest condolences on your loss. When I first thought about applying for Child and Elderly Abuse and was still on the street, Tom was the first person I spoke with to get the low down on the job. I met him in school parking lot on the north side and we talked car door to door. His frankness set me down a path that changed my future. You both made a significant impact on a lot of lives and are missed by many. If you are ever up our way, you have my e-mail. We would love to see you. Pam retired the end of last year and I'm retiring the end of this year. I have an application pending approval for gardener and general maintenance guy at the house. No other line of work sounds interesting anymore. I think I'm the only applicant, so I may be a shoe in. Best regards to you and deepest sympathies for Tom, Larry and Pam Jahnke


Richard 'Eric' Johnson posted on 5/9/17

Dear Sandy and Family, Please accept my sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. I have nothing but the very best memories of Tom as a friend and comrade. He was a loyal, dedicated and competent officer who was never afraid to share a very warm smile. Peace be with you. Eric


Nancie Bair posted on 5/9/17

My prayers go out to Sandra and family. Tom was a great guy.


Robert Schlagel posted on 5/9/17

I am truly sorry to hear of Tom's passing. May he Rest in Peace after his long battle.


Mark Hauser posted on 5/9/17

My sincere condolences on Tom's passing. He was such a wonderful and dependable person to work with and I really enjoyed being around him. I know that he will be greatly missed by Sandy and the family.


Dianne Farmer posted on 5/9/17

Dear Sandy, We offer our deepest sympathy upon the death of Tom ( our friend and Decatur Central 1970 classmate). We had hoped to see you both at our upcoming 50th reunion. May God comfort you in this tremendous loss. The DCHS Class of 1970 by Dianne Farmer


Chaplain Rick Kassel posted on 5/9/17

Sandy, I am saddened for you and me, too, at Tom's death. I always appreciated Tom and the runs we had together. He was a fine example of what a police officer should be. I have often thought of you and Tom in the several years since you retired. I have also remembered your father and how young he looked at his age when he died. May God's grace and peace be with you and bless you in the days, months and years ahead. I would be happy to talk with you anytime. Blessings. Rick 317-902-4410


Tracy Slinkard posted on 5/9/17

Sandy, words cannot express how sorry we were to hear of Tom's passing. He was such a fun and wonderful person. You are in our prayers. Dennis, Tracy and Travis Slinkard


Dennis McAtee posted on 5/9/17

I am so sorry sandy.


Michael and Diane Hanson posted on 5/9/17

Sandy and Family. Please accept our condolences on your loss. I was fortunate to have served with Tom in the Financial Crimes Unit, where he taught me a lot about being a detective. Best wishes and prayers for you and yours.


Jeff Jones posted on 5/11/17

I am deeply sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Tom was a close friend and he will be deeply missed. The fun and good times we shared will not be forgotten. Love ya Tommy. Jeff


Gini (Haggard) Wodock posted on 5/9/17

Representing the DCHS Class of 1970, we want to express our most sincere condolences for Tom's passing. He was a terrific guy, and great classmate, liked by all! He will be missed. I remember him having such a funny, dry, sense of humor! I am sure he served his department, and our country well.


Ron Beasley ( MCSD # 107 Ret.) posted on 5/9/17


Ron Beasley posted on 5/9/17

Sandy, I am very sorry to learn about "Tom's " death. He was one of the " Good guy's". God Bless and be with you during this time of a great loss to you, your family and all of the people of Indiana, especially Marion & Morgan counties and his fellow Brothers and sisters of law enforcement.


John R. Brooks posted on 5/11/17

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


glenn thompson ( x-deputy marion co. ) posted on 5/9/17



Jane Reed posted on 5/12/17

Sandra and family, May the memories you treasure of brighter days with Tom bring you comfort, warm your heart, and help you face tomorrow. Wishing you Heartfelt Sympathy, Hugs, Jane


Dennis Hammer - MCSD, Retired posted on 5/9/17

Very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He served his time here well protecting the citizens of our country, state, and county. Rest in Peace brother.


Barry Barrnett posted on 5/9/17

Very sorry Sandy. I think of you guys often.


Mike skillman family posted on 5/15/17

So sorry for ur loss sandy I will always remember his wit and sarcasm how he would always tease and aggravate me and Jim when we were little he was the big brother I never had.


James Givan posted on 5/10/17

Hi Sandy, I am so sorry. Tom was a good brother and a good man. I will always think about him everyday.