Pause One True Love by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“Sending love and prayers to the family. May he rest in peace, and may his family be consoled by the Blessed Virgin Mary. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia OConnor - Chesapeake, VA

“So sorry for the loss of this great man. I am a friend and coworker of Larry's and just want to say he and Joy sure raised a wonderful son, husband...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Gall - Lake Orion, MI

“We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences along with comfort from God's word at 1 Pet. 5:7 ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“To Joy....I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May God hold you in His...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Panyard McLaughlin - IN

“Prayers and condolences sent from Renee Peter and Chuck in Michigan. Your Dad now gets to finely be w his beloved bride and can sing their praises to...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Renee Merckx - Canton, MI

“My deepest sympathy to the Biesiada family. May you hope in the God of all comfort to strengthen and console your hearts. (Psalm 27:14) ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Lois, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Know that you are all in my prayers ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ann Beyke

“Thinking of the extended Biesiada family today as you pay tribute to the life of your father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked with Tom at Joslyn Steel and he was a very nice gentleman and a pleasure to be around. Very sorry to hear of his passing. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Walt Grover - Covington, KY


Born on February 25, 1925 in Washington Township, Allen County, Indiana, Tom was the son of Thomas and Ella (Bacon) Biesiada. He grew up in Fort Wayne and attended Central Catholic High School. In his senior year (1944) at the end of the football season and having been crowned "football king" at Central Catholic, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During the remainder of WWII, Tom served stateside. He was stationed in Key West, Florida where he acted as a First Class Petty Officer commanding a 42 foot torpedo retriever. After the war, Tom met Lillian (Joy) Hayden and they were married on November 29, 1947. Tom took a position at the Bootjack service station on the west side of Fort Wayne and assumed ownership of the business in 1956. The last 25 years of his career were spent at Slater Steel in Fort Wayne from which he retired in 1986. Tom and Joy then settled at Lake Pleasant, Indiana in a home their son, Joseph, built for them. Their last years were spent together in Aboite Township in Fort Wayne. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Joy, sons, Edward and Joseph, his grandson, David Wehrle, and his close friend, Helen Sell of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He is survived by his children, Michael (Jeanine Herold) and Lois Wehrle of Fort Wayne, Joyanne Barnett (Duane) of Pleasant Lake, Thomas of New Haven, David of Churubusco, Lawrence (Sonia Rendon) of South Lyon, Michigan, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Road with an hour of calling prior to the Mass. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home 8325 Covington Road, Monday, October 8, 2018 from 5-8pm with a Rosary service at 7:30 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.domccombandsons.com