Thomas L. Tolen age 80 of Frankfort passed away October 5, 2010 in Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Born April 22, 1930 in Flora, Indiana to Everett L. “Pete” & Dott (Waltman) Tolen. He was a former member of the Frankfort Moose and Eagles Lodges. He was active several years in the Frankfort and Flora Motorcycle Clubs. He worked as a self employed machinist for many years, then retired from Culver Machine in Frankfort in the 1980s. He built and ran an Elephant Ear Trailer for many years. He also made the clock in front of Ellis Jewelry in Frankfort. He married Gretchen Ferguson on August 15, 1954 in Kokomo and she survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters: Tomalyn Tolen, and Betty Ruch (Jay) both of Frankfort, 2 grandchildren: Samantha & Joseph, a special canine companion, Trouble #3, 3 sisters: Betty L. Benko of Greentown, Mary Stephens of Brownsburg, and Lou O’Reilly of Delphi. He was preceded in death by a brother Joe Tolen. Friends may call 5-8 PM Thursday October 7, 2010 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home, a Private Family committal service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Clinton County Humane Society or Clarian Hospice.
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