Thomas Effinger
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Chuck and Jackie Malchow
"So sorry for your loss. Always seen him at McDonald's and enjoyed our visits. He"
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The Day Family: Dave, Marge, and Pat
"May Tom find the Peace among God and his angels that he sought on Earth."
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Kathy and Ron Moore
"Joe and Shell and Michael we are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandf"
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Gayla Warran
"So sorry for your loss."
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Kendell & Tammy Culp
"The Rensselaer community lost a true friend and educator, impacting countless st"
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Kevin & Cheryl ArmstrongSo sorry for your loss
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Kevin & Cheryl ArmstrongSo sorry for your loss
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Tony Reffelt
"Sorry to learn of Tom's passing. Condolences to his family."
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Regina warfel
"Sorry for your loss. He was a great man who was family and community oriented. R"
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Don & Gloria Waymouth
"Our sincere sympathy to all of you."
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Ron Hummel
" A Great man, leader, friend, father and person. God bless! "
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Marianne (Reutebuch) Sharp and Robert Sharp
"We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, you have our condolences! We"
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Mike Steinke
"Joe, Julie, Jennifer and family, So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed a nice visit"
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Diana Cover Brown
"Tom was a wonderful person. Many great memories with him. I'm sad. Condolences t"
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Jerry and Beth Hammond
"Great man and teacher, a real asset to the community, will be missed "
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Joann Skinner
"Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
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Cindy Sheffer
"Sorry For Your Loss,Tom Was A Great Man,And A Great Neighbor!Thoughts And Prayer"
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Terry Taylor Spurgeon
"Joe and Michelle- I am so sorry about Tom. You are in my prayers."
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Condolence From: Charles Kerlin
Condolence: Tom and I worked out together and shared many stories about Saint Joe and both our disappointments over it's closing. We talked about our mutual love for the community and for our schools and park systems.
Tom was a great and kind man I will miss a lot.
Friday June 23, 2017
Condolence From: dorothy a jones
Condolence: Please accept my condolences for the loss of Tom Effinger, your father, brother, and friend. I knew Tom first as my daughter's fifth grade teacher, then as a fun colleague on a school committee, later as an SJC Fellow. He was a common sense guy with a great sense of humor, a devout faith, and general all around good will toward most folks he knew. He saw through peoples' failings to understand their good qualities. He lived his life well. Rensselaer was a better town because Tom lived and worked there.
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Condolence From: Bruce and Becky Pettet and family
Condolence: Joe, Shell and Michael, we were saddened to hear of your loss. I was a fifth grade math student of your dad's at Van Rensselaer Elementary school and will only be able to call him Mr. Effinger. Our prayers and warm thoughts are with you.
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Condolence From: Kyle Wright
Condolence: Sorry for your loss. Tom was more than just a boss. He was a friend and mentor. Enjoyed his visits when he would stop by and sit in the car to discuss what was happening.

He will truly be missed.
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Condolence From: The Day Family: Dave, Marge, and Pat
Condolence: With the passing of Tom Effinger, the community is minus one good citizen. Tom was devoted to his God, the Church, his family,and his community; kind, generous, and encouraging to his acquaintances. Tom Effinger, we will miss you.
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Condolence From: Patricia Mattocks
Condolence: So very sorry for your loss He was truly one of the greatest men I had the pleasure of having in my life. He was my favorite teacher in 5th grade and later in life became my boss at Van I will always remember his smile and all our talks. Prayers and hugs to his family.
Tuesday June 20, 2017
Condolence From: Tom Korniak and family
Condolence: Our deepest sympathy to your family at this time. Your father was a great teacher and principal. Several of my children had Tom and like him as a teacher and principal. He was a great influence on children. He served our community well Your family will be in our prayers.
Tuesday June 20, 2017
Condolence From: Jamie Carter
Condolence: You left us so suddenly, your thoughts unknown -
You left us memories , we are proud to own.
In God's care you rest above . In our hearts you rest with love. Memories of you are ours to keep , our words are few but our love is deep. While we are mourning this loss of our friend , others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil --Tom and Carolanne together again.
Joe,Julie,and Jennifer, Please accept my deepest sympathies. Working with your father for 15 years as elementary school principals, I admired his aphorism-
"Make the decision with the students best interest in mind ." He truly cared for the students. He lives in many hearts. Sending my thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday June 20, 2017
Condolence From: Navarro Family
Condolence: Please accept our most sincerest condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant your family strength an serenity through this difficult moment your family is enduring. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved one. "There is going to be a resurrection," the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. "Do not be amazed at this, "Jesus assures as, "for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out"-John 5:28,29
Tuesday June 20, 2017
Condolence From: Randy Robbins
Condolence: Sorry for your loss, I knew Tom only briefly but he had many cups of coffee and conversation with our mom and step father. From conversations I had with Tom I knew he was a great guy, trustworthy and very polite, The kind of person we are glad our parents could call a friend. He will be missed in the neighborhood as well. Our deepest sympathy, Randy, Sheena and Becky Robbins
Monday June 19, 2017