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Evelyn Jesse Tanner


Evelyn Jesse Tanner, age 91 of Albion passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Whispering Meadows in Marshall, Michigan.  She was born December 29, 1923 to Chris and Jesse (Bennett) Heisler in Albion. 

On April 22, 1948 she married Robert L. Tanner who preceded her in death July 25, 1973.

Evelyn was a Registered Nurse and worked at Albion Community Hospital which later became Albion Trillium for 45+ years.  Evelyn served her country as a Cadet Nurse in WWII.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and Salem United Church of Christ in Albion.

She dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. She was a well-known fan at her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. She was known as "Nanny" to the grandkids and their friends.

She stayed active on the farm, fixing lunches, running for parts, hauling hogs to market, and keeping the coffee pot full.

Evelyn is survived by:  daughters- Linda (Paul) Benden of Albion, Susie (Chet) Zerbe of Albion; sons- Chris (Michele) Tanner of Springport, Tom (Cindy) Tanner of Springport; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Walter and Robert Heisler, and sisters, Rosaline Cline and Joyce Knauer.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, January 5, 2015 from 4-7 PM at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Lorraine Grinnell officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Church of Christ, 113 W. Pine, Albion, MI 49224.

Interment will be at Clarence Center Cemetery, Springport, Michigan


Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 3, 2015
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