Joseph F. Thoman, 97, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in his home. Joe always liked to have an objective and one of his last was to reach the age of 97. Mission accomplished!!

Joe’s parents, Joseph and Viola (Schmissuer) Thoman, died when Joe was 5 years of age as a result of two separate accidents. His mother lived for six months after the family car was involved in a collision. She made arrangements for extended family to care for her four orphans.