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Thomas L. Stierwalt

May 6, 1950 — December 14, 2023



Thomas “Tom” Stierwalt was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and friend. He left this world surrounded by family on December 14, 2023 at the age of 73.

He was born in Fremont, OH to William and Mary (Erchenbrecher) Stierwalt on May 06, 1950. After graduating from Fremont Ross in 1968, he continued his education at the University of Toledo where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1975. Studies weren’t his sole focus during these years though. He found the love of his life, Kathleen Mehling in 1974, and they officially tied the knot in 1976. They have married for 47 years and have six children, Elizabeth (Kevin) Seibert, Thomas Stierwalt Jr., Tyler (Sara) Stierwalt, Kyle (Rachel) Stierwalt, Sarah (James) McAloon, and Madalyn Stierwalt, as well as thirteen grandchildren. Tom is also survived by his brother William (Cindy) Stierwalt Jr. and brother-in-law Mike (Angela)Mehling.

Anyone who met Tom knew he was an avid runner, which led him to become a running mentor within the community, coaching and supporting athletes over the years. Although his list of hobbies are numerous, some of his other favorite past times were combing the Catabwa Cliffs for beach glass, painting, traveling, and reading a good book. Tom was also a pillar of the Fremont community, serving as the Sandusky County Prosecutor for sixteen years, and aiding on various boards and committees, to include: Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools, the Sandusky County YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, and Our Lady of Pines.

Without his influence, his family will surely struggle to answer jeopardy questions, update the lake house journal, and find the most obscure restaurants while traveling.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Jeannie Stierwalt; his brother, Kenny Stierwalt; his nephew, Billy Stierwalt; his mother and father-in-law, Weed and Betty Mehling; and his brother-in-law, Alban Mehling.

Visitation will take place on Monday, December 18, 2023 from 2- 6 P.M. at Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, 900 North Street, Fremont, OH. A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 on Tuesday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Fr. Matthew Frisbee will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to the Billy Stierwalt Memorial Scholarship Fund, the YMCA, or Our Lady of the Pines. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Monday, December 18, 2023

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory

900 North St., Fremont, OH 43420

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Ann Catholic Church

1021 W State St, Fremont, OH 43420

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