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Thomas Scott (Tom) Rockenbaugh

February 21, 1970 ~ February 13, 2021 (age 50)


Thomas Scott (Tom) Rockenbaugh, 50, of Peru, IN went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

Tom was born in Peru, Indiana on February 21, 1970 to Pamela (Hostetler) and Darl Rockenbaugh who also reside in Peru.   He was a 1988 graduate of Peru High School and earned an Associate Degree in Horticulture from Vincennes University.    

Tom was an enthusiastic outdoor sportsman and loved fishing, deer hunting, mushroom hunting, and spending time at the family pond and with his beloved dog Willa.  Tom was an avid gardener and  enjoyed sharing his gardening and mushroom hunting success with his friends and community.  Tom would offer to help people at a moment’s notice and could fix just about anything, and if he couldn’t, he seemed to always know someone who could.  Tom always put others first.

Tom shared a life and home with his partner of 15 years, Darlene Dillman.   Tom adored Darlene and her children Derek (Sarah) Dillman of Gallatin, TN, Dan Dillman of Peru, and Dana Dillman (William VonBank) of Peru. 

Tom is survived by his parents and his sister Andrea (John) Furiak of Noblesville, Indiana.  He was so proud of his nephew Matthew Furiak and niece Julia Furiak, both of Noblesville. 

Other surviving family include an uncle Robert Rockenbaugh, an uncle James (Bumper) Hostetler and Aunt Lori Hostetler and numerous cousins.

Because he was a kind and generous soul, Tom also leaves behind many friends and fishing buddies whose friendship he cherished.

Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard (Dick) and Joyce (Kennedy) Hostetler and Sherll and Lily Rae (White) Rockenbaugh, his Uncle Jeffrey Hostetler, his Uncle James Rockenbaugh, his Uncle John Rockenbaugh, and Cousin Peter Hostetler.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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