Wayne "Mike" Tansey, age 90, of Wakeman, died on Sunday June 30, 2013 at home. He was born February 2, 1923 in Brownhelm Twp., and has lived in the area his entire life. He was a 1941 graduate of Brownhelm High School.
He served in the US Army during World War II, serving in the Military Police in the 41st Infantry in the Pacific. He worked as a sheet metal worker out of Local #107 in Vermilion, where he had also served as President. He retired in 1988 after 25 years. He was member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wakeman, the AMVETS, American Legion, Retiree Club Local #33, and the Mildred Early Senior Group. He loved gardening and family get-togethers.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Gladys (Holzhauser), his children, Michael (Dorie) Tansey, of Vermilion, Cecelia (Joe) Nestor, of Wakeman, Carolyn (Jerry) Moeller, of Fremont, IN, Joanne Martin, of Clinton, OH, Anna (Jimmie) Bentley, of Wakeman, Lee (Deanna) Tansey, of Wakeman, Margaret Bellis, of Vermilion, William (Tami) Tansey, of Elyria, Judy Tansey, of Vermilion, Wanda Tansey, of Elyria, Patricia (Ron) Tadaj, of Chesterland, OH, 36 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Martin and Anna (Strehle) Tansey, siblings, Margaret Shafts, George, Frank, James, Robert, and Charles Tansey, and three grandchildren.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Church on Main Street in Wakeman. Burial will take place at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.mormanfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or to Caring Community PO Box 321 Wakeman, Ohio 44889.