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Official Obituary of

Thomas L. Ozelie

October 2, 1943 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Thomas Ozelie Obituary

Thomas L. Ozelie, of Highland, Indiana, entered eternal life on March 6, 2024, at age 80.

Tom was born in 1943 in East Chicago, Indiana, to Stanley and Marie Ozelie. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1961. Tom worked as an Oil Refinery Operator at BP and retired in 2004. Tom was an avid Chicago Cubs fan who loved attending games at Wrigley Field with his family. He also loved sports cars and owned several Ford Mustangs throughout his life.

He is survived by many family and friends, including but not limited to the following: his sisters, Nancy Jovanovich and Deborah Keeley; his sister-in-law Suzanne Ozelie; the mother of his three children, Diana Radtke; his children, Deena (Dean) Rams, Tom (Gina) Ozelie, and Bob (Becky) Ozelie; his stepson, David (Tammy) Cain; his grandchildren, Kevin, Stephanie, Kenny, Jessica, Addison, Stella and Owen; his great-grandchildren, Briannah and Cylis; his lifelong best friend, Kenny (Donna) Dybel; and his beloved dog, Jerry. Tom is preceded in death by his mother, Marie; father, Stanley; sister, Patricia Dahlin and his brother, Kenneth “Ozzie”.

A Celebration of Tom’s life will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd., Highland, IN, with a visitation from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and a short service at noon.

For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Michael Kuiper-Vass by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at

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Celebration of Life Gathering
April 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Celebration of Life Service
April 13, 2024

12:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322


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