Maurice E. Bombei

January 25, 2018

Maurice E. Bombei, 86, was called home at 1:50 p.m. January 25, 2018.  He had resided at Clinton House the past four years.  Maurice, the oldest of eight children, was born in Hendricks County on August 17, 1931 to John & Rose (Calbert) Bombei.  He spent his youth on his family’s dairy farm, where he learned a strong work ethic.  He graduated from Amo High School in 1949.  He married Peggy Jo Thompson in Plainfield Indiana on August 27, 1950 and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2017.  He eventually moved his family to Clinton County and worked for 7-Up Bottling in West Lafayette.  He later went to work at Fairfield Manufacturing until he retired.  Maurice’s true love came from his woodworking.  Enjoying the water all his life, he built a speed boat which the family enjoyed using many weekends at Lake Freeman.  He leaves behind a legacy with his kitchen cabinets and beautiful furniture throughout Indiana and beyond.  Besides woodworking, he enjoyed traveling in his RV.  Although Parkinson’s Disease had made it difficult to speak, hearing stories and seeing pictures of his great grandchildren’s latest antics always brought a smile to his face.

Visitation and Services

As per Maurice’s wishes, no services are planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Miller’s woods, where many family memories were made. Memorial donations may be made to Great Lakes Caring and Home Health Hospice, 2751 Albright Road, Kokomo, IN 46902.

Survived by:

three daughters: Linda Foster of Lafayette, Sandy (Steve) Miller of Frankfort, and Debbie (Randy) Grogg of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, brothers include Jack Bombei of Plano, Tex., David (Patty) Bombei of Greencastle, sisters, Ruth (Ron) Thornburgh of Crossville, Ten., and Janet Staley of Greencastle.

Preceded by:

brothers, Dickie & Robert Bombei and sister, Martha Cline.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “Maurice E. Bombei”

  1. Brenda Goldsberry January 26, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Debbie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. God Bless you.

  2. Karen Richman January 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Dear Linda,
    I am so sorry to read of your father’s passing. The loss of our parents is to lose a vital part of us. Know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts and I am praying for you to receive all the comfort and support that you need to ease your pain.

    Warmest Wishes, Karen Richman

  3. Brenda Spray January 27, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Sandy & family,

    Thinking of and praying for you at this time.

    Gary & Brenda Spray

  4. Kenny and Sandy Dragoo January 27, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Dear Sandy & Steve,
    We’re sorry for your loss and will be praying for God’s love and comfort to sustain you in the days ahead.
    His peace be with you.
    Kenny & Sandy Dragoo

  5. Ty & Saretha Wright January 27, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. May you find comfort and peace in the Lord.
    God Be With You,
    Ty & Saretha

  6. Michelle Spear January 29, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Your Dad made our kitchen cabinets and other cabinets in our home. His craftsmanship is perfection and we are always telling people that he made these for us. I worked at Fairfield too so met him from there. He was such a kind person and someone you can all be very proud of. So sorry for your loss and prayers that God will provide you healing in your time of this loss.

  7. Troy and Crystal Dillingham January 29, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Sandy and family, I’m sorry to hear of your dad, grandfather, and great grandfather passing away. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers as it is never easy to lose someone you love.

  8. Don & Lisa Wright January 29, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Dear Bombei daughters and extended family, Our sympathies & prayers are extended to you. It was a pleasure knowing both Maurice & Peggy. Building cabinets with Maurice will always
    be cherished memories. They were also great neighbors and friends who will be greatly missed.

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