Thomas Joe Kuehner, 72, of Columbia City, passed away on February 1, 2019, at his home.\nBorn in Fort Wayne, on December 14, 1946, to the late, Joseph and Lenore (Wynekin) Kuehner. He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne.\nThomas was married on May 2, 1975, to Linda Lambert. She preceded him in death on November 15, 2005. He was later married to JoAnna Tomlinson.\nHe worked at Altivity Packaging for 39 years, retiring in 2008.\nHe liked fishing, auto racing and hockey. He enjoyed cooking on the grill and going to New Paris Speedway.\nThomas is survived by his wife, JoAnna Kuehner; four sons, Christopher (Sherri) Kuehner, Scott Kuehner, Thomas Staker and William (Diana) Streby, Sr.; two daughters, Carla (Jesse) Cress and Lisa Wright; a sister, Nancy (Richard) Tewell; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.\nIn addition to his first wife and parents, he is preceded by a step-son, James Streby, Sr.; five brothers, David, Bill, Donald, Ed and Ron Kuehner; a granddaughter and two great-grandsons.\nServices will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Monday, February 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.\nFamily will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 p.m., until 6:00 p.m.\nIn Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the family C/O Sheets & Childs Funeral Home.\nOnline note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.