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Timothy J Lannan

April 6, 1967 — September 1, 2023


Timothy J. Lannan, 56, of Indianapolis, departed this life peacefully September 1, 2023.  He was born April 6, 1967, in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Martin (“Bernie”) and Mary Lou Lannan.  He was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School and attended Indiana University. 

He is survived by his wife, Michele (“Shelly”) Lannan, stepdaughter Cassidy Tomamichel (Alex), grandchildren Olivia (“Punkin’”) and Abram (“AJ”) Tomamichel, stepson Zackary Huyghe; and his five siblings, Larry Lannan (Jane), Tom Lannan (Kathy), Barbara Glass (Fred), Diane Mooney (Jim) and Tony Lannan (Melanie).  He is also survived by Aunts DeeDee Marmonti and Susie Gilstrap; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Everyone knew Tim for his laugh, sense of humor and fun-loving spirit.  He was an avid sports fan, especially for IU Athletics, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, and the Chicago Cubs.  He enjoyed music, reading and vacationing at the beach, but being Grampa was what he enjoyed most.  He was so proud and loved spending time with his Punkin’ and AJ.  Whether he was doing a silly dance, getting ice cream after school, shopping at the dollar store or playing baseball in the backyard with them, he was always smiling, and they were too.

Family and faith were very important to him.  He wanted to be sure to outlive his mother, so she did not experience the loss of a child.  He did just that.  He was a man with more than nine lives.  His doctors were amazed at his will and strength to overcome one illness after another. Although he fought illness over the last few years, his heart was always strong physically and it was full of love and passion for his family and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a future date for close family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mental Health America of Indiana or Second Helpings.

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