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William "Tom" Densborn

March 13, 1922 — November 5, 2017

William "Tom" Densborn

William Thomas “Tom” Densborn, 95, of Logansport, passed away on Sunday November 5, 2017 in Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport, IN.

Born on March 13, 1922 in Star City IN, he was the son of the late William Thomas Sr. and Grace (Skillen) Densborn. On November 6, 1949 in Bloomington, Indiana Tom married Betty Jo Swearingen who survives.

Tom graduated from Indiana University School of Business in 1948. He was a Public Accountant who provided bookkeeping and tax preparation services. He also worked for State Farm Insurance Company as an insurance adjuster. Earlier in his career, Tom was the Controller for Jensen Implements (John Deere).

Tom served in the United States Marines during World War II, stationed in the Pacific Theatre, where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He was on the Board of Deacons and a member of The Baptist Temple, a member of Elks Lodge #66, member of the Jaycees, Tipton Masonic Lodge #33 as well as the Scottish Rite, American Legion Post #60 and V.F.W. Post #3790. He was on the Logansport Planning Commission and was a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association.

Surviving along with Tom’s wife Betty Jo are three daughters, Denise K. (Edwin Cy) Burkhart, Richmond, IN; Beverly A. Reid, Noblesville, IN; Linda (Kevin) O’Brien, Logansport; two sons, Don (Kathryn) Densborn, Indianapolis, IN; Greg (Amy) Densborn, Logansport; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am Friday Nov. 10, 2017 in the Gundrum Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Visitation will be from 4–7 pm Thursday Nov. 9, 2017 also in the Gundrum Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Cass County Community Foundation in Memory of Tom Densborn or a charity of your choice.

At the conclusion of Tom's services the family invites everyone to a gathering at Amelio's.

You may sign Tom’s guestbook and send online condolences at

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