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Official Obituary of

Martin L. Thomas

October 24, 1956 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Martin Thomas Obituary

Garrett – Martin L Thomas, 67, died Friday February 16, 2024 at his home in Garrett.

He was born October 24, 1956 in Fort Wayne. His father was Danny Woods and his mother was Ethell (Thomas) Burlege. Martin was raised by his Aunt and Uncle, Ann and Henry Shanyfelt.

Martin worked for the Auburn Foundry for 33 years then Momentive in Garrett for 5 years before retiring in 2012.

He was an avid Notre Dame and Tampa Bay fan. What he enjoyed most was spending time with his grandchildren.

Martin is survived by a son and two daughters, Marty (Amie) Thomas of Fort Wayne, Tanya (Robert) Duncan of Garrett and Angela (Kenny) Saylor of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren, Cody Hill, Courtney (Joe) Gallaher, Colton Duncan, Helena Duncan, Gracie Duncan, Arianna Thomas and Alex (Alexis) Thomas, Jordan Gonzales, Logan Lantz, Carolyn Lantz, Paisley Saylor and Tyler Grimm; 6 great grandchildren, Piper Gallaher, Paisley Gallaher, Gauge Thomas-Berry and Amelia Thomas, Cyrus Grimm and Tyson Schuller and 13 surviving brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and sisters, an Aunt Ann Shanyfelt and an Uncle Henry Shanyfelt.

Services will be 2 PM Wednesday February 21, 2024 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN 46706 with Rev Mark Snodderly officiating.  Calling is 2 hours prior to the service from 12 to 2 Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials can be given in memory of Martin to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To send condolences to the family visit

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February 21, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Funeral Service
February 21, 2024

2:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706


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