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DeArle L. Tanner, age 74, of Wauseon, passed away peacefully at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ, on March 2, 2019, with his wife and daughters by his side. He was born in Wauseon on May 6, 1944, to the late Alvy and Hazel (Pfund) Tanner. On October 26, 1985, he married Wendy (Fraker) Tanner, and she survives.
DeArle worked for the City of Wauseon at the Water Treatment Plant for 30 years. He also did maintenance for Dover Township (mowing, plowing, and digging graves by hand).
DeArle was a proud veteran and served his country for the United States Marine Corps. He was a life member of the Wauseon VFW Post 7424, the Wauseon American Legion Post 265, and the Delta Eagles Post 2597. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing, camping, and his home in Mesa, AZ.
Left to cherish his memory are wife, Wendy (Fraker) Tanner; daughters, Beth Tanner and Amy Jo Tanner; brothers, Delmer (Constance) Tanner and Dale (Rhonda) Tanner; sister, Darlene (Bob) Kneisel; grandchildren, Kira Tanner and Dustin Tanner; great-grandchildren, Zander Tanner, Kinsley Barnes, and Benson Tanner; brother-in-law, Wally (Nettie) Fraker; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son; David Tanner; parents, Alvy and Hazel (Pfund) Tanner; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donal and Virginia Fraker.
Funeral services for DeArle will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the First Church of God in Wauseon, at 3:00 PM, with Pastor MaryAnn Reimund, officiating. Interment will follow in the Tedrow Cemetery, with military honors being accorded by the Fulton County Honor Guard. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. Those planning a memorial contribution in DeArle’s memory are asked to consider the family or the FCVETS. Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.GrisierFH.com. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon is honored with DeArle’s care and arrangements.
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