Thomas O. Cartmel
Thomas O. Cartmel, 80, of Westfield, formerly of Carmel, died Nov. 27.
He was born September 10, 1933, in Rushville.
Tom graduated from Rushville High School in 1951 and was president of his class. He attended Purdue University and Hanover College but was interrupted by an army tour in South Korea.
He then returned from military service to get a teaching degree from Ball State. He taught school while obtaining his law degree at Indiana University. He practiced law for many years in the Carmel area.
He was also national officer for his fraternity Phi Delta Theta as well as being a chapter advisor for the fraternity in Indiana. Tom was also a trustee for the Palmer fund for Phi Delta Theta and traveled to various chapters around the country.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara; nine children, Tom (Anne) Cartmel, Cindy (Ron) Saba, Donna (Gregg) Justice, Deb (Jack) Marquardt, Diane (Murray) Rapp, Kevin (Lauren) Schroepfer, Todd (Eva) Cartmel, Tyler (Jessica) Cartmel and Travis (Lauren) Cartmel; 18 grandchildren, Timothy and Caroline Cartmel, Andrew, Emily and Katie Saba, Sean and Nicole Justice, Alex (Ashley) and Kristen Malone, Cooper, Kylie and Payton Rapp, Brooke and Blake Schroepfer, Natalie, Tucker, Kinsey and Olivia Cartmel; his brother, Jerry (Dianne) Cartmel; and several nieces and nephews.