Thomas M. Hullinger

September 28, 1939 - November 29, 2019
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Thomas M. Hullinger, of Harlan, IN died Fri. Nov. 29, 2019 with his wife and daughter by his side.

He was born Sept. 28,1939 in Dayton to Ira and Ester Hullinger and raised in Lima OH.
Tom was a graduate of Lima Senior and attended Taylor University.
He retired from Hofeller Hiatt & Clark in 2016. He once worked at Huber Buchenroth in Bellefontaine and The Lima Auto Mall as well.

Tom was an accomplished photographer, a music lover and enjoyed travel. He and Janis spent a great deal of time in Holmes County – the subject of many of his photographs. Later in life he returned to his childhood passion for model making and carving.

Tom is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janis Fessler, two sisters: Sandra “Sue” (Gary) Klingler, Linda (John) Spangler, children/stepchildren Thomas (Lisa) Hullinger, Scott Hullinger, Jodi (Mark Crowder) Sellers, Laura (Larry) Goldsberry, Sally (Charles) Arnett, and L. Alex (Dan Shaw) Studer. His stepdaughter Sherrill (Gina Tobin) Studer preceded him in death.
Tom is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Louis (Ashley Dunbar) Goldsberry, Taylor (Derrick Williams) Sellers, Savannah Sellers, Laura Hullinger, Harrison Hullinger, Trey (Paige) Arnett and Zeke Arnett and 2 great grandchildren: Rylann Dunbar – Riecke and Wyatt Goldsberry.

Services will be held at Bayliff Funeral Home in Cridersville, OH at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 with Rev. Wanda Werking officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
American Kidney Fund or Visiting Nurse Hospice Home of Fort Wayne IN.

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Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: September 28, 1939
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Cheryl Armstrong posted on 12/6/19

Nancy and I are so very sorry for your loss. He is in a better place. We are sending prayers to you and your family. 🙏😇 Nancy Strayer and Cheryl Armstrong.


Patricia Robison posted on 12/4/19

I send my deepest sympathy to all of Tom's family. Tom will always be a part of my wonderful childhood memories on Ewing Street. He, Sue, Linda, my brothers, and all the other neighborhood kids sure had great times playing together. It was good to see Tom several years ago when he attended my dad's funeral.


Patsy Spring posted on 12/3/19

Janis and family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of Tom. I always enjoyed seeing him at the Relay and always marveled at how young he looked.May your memories be a comfort to all of you. Patsy Spring aka The Clover Lady


Laura and Mike Mckinney posted on 12/2/19

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23


Monika Turner posted on 12/1/19

I am so sorry for your lost.


Matthew Bock posted on 12/1/19

It was truly an honor for me to have gotten to know Tom as his pastor these past 18 months. What a joy he was. A wonderful spirited man, and a true man of God. May you rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ until we are united once again in glory! Pastor Matthew Bock N. Scipio and Spencerville United Methodist Churches