Stanley Bruce Tanner

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. - Stanley Bruce Tanner, Jr. "Mike", age 64 of Oconomowoc, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Mike proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1972, and served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner from 1969-1971. He earned 15 Presidential Air Medals and many other medals of honor. Following his service he worked as a regional manager for 3M Company and Ricoh from 1972 until 1986 and then chose to become a fulltime homemaker until the children were grown. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching old movies and taking care of his children and grandchildren. Mike was very loyal, strong, never complained and had a great sense of humor. Mike was preceded in death by mother, Claudine "Sunnie" (nee Williams); and father, Stanley Bruce Tanner; along with brother-in-law, Kevin DaFonte. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Dina (nee Vasil); children, Stanley (Pam) Tanner III and Rebecca (Travis) Wiedenhoeft; grandchildren, Mary Ann Eagen, Nadine and Wyatt Tanner and Connor and Oliver Wiedenhoeft; sisters, Sherry (Nephi) Cardejon and Laurie DaFonte; sister-in-law, LeeAnn Pusatera; step-mother, Bettye Tanner; aunts, Mary Jean Braddock and Nadine Casey; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mike will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 E. Pleasant Ave in Oconomowoc. Services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013 were friends may call one hour prior. The family would like to invite everyone to join them for a light luncheon following the service. Mike will be laid to rest at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran's Cemetery in Union Grove on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Paul's Organ Fund or St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Published in NewsZapDE on Sept. 18, 2013