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Thomas "Tom" Niccum

March 13, 1945 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 76)


Thomas Joe “Tom” Niccum, 76, North Manchester, passed away on December 17, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The son of Walter and Doris (Cripe) Niccum, Tom was born March 13, 1945 in Huntington, Indiana. After the passing of his mother, Tom’s father married Marie Betten.

Tom graduated from Manchester High School in 1963. After high school, he served four years in the United States Air Force, spending a year in Thailand during his service. On March 13, 1970, Tom married Vicki Runkel and the two welcomed a son, Josh Niccum. Tom had a passion for machinery and the outdoors which reflected in his work. He managed a fertilizer plant in Servia for ten years, owned Tom’s Outdoor Power Equipment, worked at Manchester Farm Center, and drove truck for Midwest Poultry Services delivering feed for 13 years before retiring in 2015.

Tom also found the time to serve his community by volunteering as a Chester Township firefighter for 10 years and as a deacon at Servia Church of Christ for twenty years. He was a strong Christian man who loved spending time with his grandchildren, tinkering in his shop, camping and fishing at Jellystone campground, where they camped for the last twenty-five years. Tom was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Wabash and the American Legion Sunset Post 402 in Laketon. He was a man of many talents and could fix just about anything.

The loving memory of Tom Niccum will be forever cherished by his wife, Vicki Niccum, North Manchester; son, Josh (Carla) Niccum, Bourbon, Indiana; brothers, Paul D. (Jo Lynn) Niccum, North Manchester, and Roger D. (Diane) Niccum, Indianapolis; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Niccum and mother, Doris (Cripe) Niccum.

Family and friends may call December 30, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. A celebration of Tom’s life will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor Kevin Nichols will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, 1100 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Tom Niccum, memorial contributions can be made to the Laketon American Legion, 10140 North Troyer Road, Laketon, Indiana, 46943 or Yogi Bear Ministries, 1916 North 850 East, Pierceton, Indiana, 46562 or American Huey 369 Inc. 209 South Broadway, Peru, Indiana 46970.

The family of Tom Niccum has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

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December 30, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
McKee Mortuary

Funeral Service
December 30, 2021

2:00 PM
McKee Mortuary


American Legion Post 402
10140 North Troyer Road, Laketon IN 46943

American Huey 369
1697 West Hoosier Blvd, Peru IN 46970

Yogi Bear Ministries
1916 North 850 East, Pierceton IN 46562

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