Thomas Van Fossen, 44, passed away on March 2, 2018

Thomas “Tom” W. Van Fossen, 44, passed away on March 2, 2018, at his El Dorado home.
 Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life and share memories at 10:30 a.m. on March 31, 2018, at at Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, Kan.  A reception will follow the burial at the Buffalo Community Center in Buffalo.
Tom was born on Feb. 13, 1974 in Mason City, Iowa, the son of of Byron and Marjorie “Marty” Van Fossen and the late Judy Thomas.  Most recently Tom was employed by Curbs Plus in El Dorado.  He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. Tom was a free spirit and a wanderer.  He loved to make people laugh and had a great love of animals.  
Tom is survived by: his parents Byron and Marty Van Fossen of Buffalo, KS; children Andrew Van Fossen of Neodesha and Makayla (Andy) King of Colorado Springs, CO, Justin Van Fossen of Neodesha, and Mallory Van Fossen of Iowa; grandchildren Corbin and Oaklynn King; fiancé Brooke Morgan of El Dorado; siblings Todd Van Fossen of IL., Tina Merris of IA., Tammy (David Wiles) Van Fossen of Humboldt, KS, Daniel Van Fossen of El Dorado, William Van Fossen of Buffalo, KS, and Robert Van Fossen of Gunner, CO; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved Pitbull Chompers.  
Hewas preceded in death by his mother Judy Thomas.
Memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be directed to Mid America Bully Breed Rescue (PO Box 410233 Kansas City, MO 64141) which is a Pitbull rescue organization for Kansas. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Tom at