John Lee Tanke (1954 - 2018)

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  • "DEAREST VALERIE AND FAMILY,MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU. I..."
  • "Valerie, Matthew, Michael, and Stephanie Our family was..."
    - Diana Fullerton Hiatt
  • "For 25 years John has been my "bestest buddy". We shared..."
    - Betty Perkins
  • "I am so sorry for your loss Val. You and your family are in..."
    - Mike Conlon
  • "My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Remembering..."
    - lind Azcona Leven

John Lee Tanke NILES, MI-John Lee Tanke, age 63 years of Niles, Michigan died Wednesday January 3, 2018 following a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was born on June 3, 1954, in Princeton, Illinois to Kenneth Charles and Mary Jean (Pierson) Tanke. His entire career was in education, serving schools in Portage, Hammond, and Niles. Surviving family includes his wife of 39 years, Valerie nee Terzes and sons: Matthew and Michael; a sister, Stephanie Tanke; and sisters-in-law, Marianne Dowdy and Georgene Johnson. Services at 11:00 a.m. Central Time on Monday at Saint Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church, Valparaiso with entombment Graceland Cemetery. Visitation 2:00-6:00 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday at HALBRITTER-WICKENS FUNERAL HOME, 615 E. Main St., Niles, and on Monday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at the church. Contributions in memory of John may be made to Camp Eberhart, or to Grant-Hamill Foundation of the Indiana DeMolay. Online condolences may be left at: www.halbritterwickens.com

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Published in The Times on Jan. 6, 2018
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