Thomas A. Trimner

October 25, 1945 ‒ December 11, 2011

Marion, Ohio

Thomas A. Trimner, age 66, of Marion died peacefully, but unexpected at home, Sunday, December 11, 2011. He was born October 25, 1945 in Bellevue, OH. to the late Robert W. and Ruth Marie (Kramer) Trimner.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 thru 1966 with an Honorable Discharged. He then worked as a corrections officer for the Ohio Department of Corrections until his retirement. Following retirement and medical complications he became a Disabled American Veteran. He was a proud member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knight of Columbus, and previously a certified Hostage Negotiator for O.D.R.C. He was a volunteer for Big Brothers and Nashville Song Writer Association where he was a song writer, singer, ventriloquist and entertainer. Thomas was also a Right to Life supporter and was a life time member of the NRA.

Survivors include two sisters Anastasia M. (Steven) Mull of Marion, Mary J. (Timothy) Hardgrove of Morral, OH, three brothers Robert G. (Carolyn) Trimner of Marion, Dennis R. Trimner of Marion, John M. (Christa) Trimner of Mt. Perry, OH., and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, December, 19, 2011, 1 PM at St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St. Marion, OH. with Father Michael Nimocks officiating and concelebrant Father Denis Kagozi. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 2 PM at St. Mary Cemetery with Grave Side services conducted by Marion County United Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to The Disabled American Veterans or Ohio Right to Life. Arrangements are being handled by Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors.

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  • Tom was the most thoughtful man I’ve known. When no one else reached out to me, he did. He opened up a part of my heart that I didn’t know was possible. I truely believe that he loved me as his own and I will cherrish that forever.

  • Tom was a very wonderful and interesting person. We are glad he was a friend of ours. Anyone who knew Tom would be impressed with his knowledge of the Faith and his great dedication to Our Lady. He was a man beloved of and to Christ and we will miss him. We extend our condolences to his family.

  • I met him a few times and he sure made an impression on me. He was very knowledgeable and outspoken. He had a good sense of humor. Once you were in his company he engaged you in a dialogue of intelligence and humor!

    Dennis: You were very good to your brother. Tough love is your way and I am sure he appreciated it. God Bless you for being a caring brother.

  • I would like to offer my condolences to the entire Trimner Family on behalf of my Family. Lillian Fields, Jennifer (Fields) Hughes, Joey (Andrea) Fields, Larissa (Bob) (Fields) Shirley.
    Tom is such a caring person. I am sure his pain and suffering will finally put to rest as he is welcomed into our Father’s Kingdom. May Tom and the family find peace in the knowledge that Tom is with our Father. We are thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

  • Dear Mary and Family,
    We were so sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. We send you our sympathy, our love and our prayers.

  • Tommy was a great human being and a had multitude of talents. So many wonderful memories of the time spent with the Trimner cousins. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • I send my sympathy to the family of Tom. I have know him for many many years by way of the Palm Sunday Catholic Men’s Retreat which we made together every year. He will be surely missed but I am certain that he has passed to a better place. He certainly was no stranger to the good Lord Jesus.

  • Dennis: So sorry to hear of the loss of one of your brothers. I have many good memories of being involved in your families life, and you and your brothers were all so charming. You have such a close and loving family that will help you get through this difficult time. God Bless. Marie and Margie