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Thomas "Tom" John Motolik

October 13, 1942 ~ February 26, 2021 (age 78)


Thomas “Tom” John Motolik, 78, of Collins, Ohio, died on Friday, February 26, 2021 at his home. He was born on October 13, 1942 to the late Jane (Sharp) and Peter Motolik and attended Western Reserve High School before serving his country as part of the National Guard and United States Army.  

Tom worked for 30 years for Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1993. In retirement, Tom continued to find joy in work, farming for Kenny Green at Willow Brook Farms, and with auctioneer and lifelong friend, G. A. Pickworth. He was a past member of the Hartland Center Community Church, current member of the Norwalk First United Methodist Church, and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 43 years.  Tom dressed up as Santa Claus at Christmas time for his grandchildren and at the Midway Mall in Elyria for several years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events; they were his life. 

Tom is survived by his daughter, Kristen (Clinton) Behm; grandchildren, Makaiah Thomas, Haylee Thomas, Summer Thomas, Emily Behm, and Amelia Behm; brother, John Motolik; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Jean Motolik; and brothers, Pete Motolik, Paul Motolik, and Michael (Mick) Motolik. 

Friends and family will be received at the Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 60 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Visitors are required to bring and wear a mask while inside the church and should practice all social distancing and mass gather guidelines. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Huron County Veteran Services, 185 Shady Lane Drive, Suite C, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or to the Norwalk First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting 

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March 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Norwalk First United Methodist Church (Norwalk, Ohio)

March 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Norwalk First United Methodist Church (Norwalk, Ohio)

Funeral Service
March 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Norwalk First United Methodist Church (Norwalk, Ohio)


Huron County Veteran Services
185 Shady Lane Drive, Suite C, Norwalk OH 44857

Norwalk First United Methodist Church
60 W Main Street, Norwalk OH 44857
Tel: 1-419-668-1938

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