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Garth E. Tanner

November 27, 1923 — March 29, 2017

Garth E. Tanner age 93, of Greenville, passed away of natural causes Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at his home under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice and Palliative Care. He was born November 27, 1923 in Otisville, the son of George L. & Daisy I. (Hoffman) Tanner. Garth is survived by his son Bruce Tanner, daughter Kathleen Morton, and his partner of 35 years, Dorothy Hosner. He served in World War II in the Navy and moved to California, where he was a meter reader for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles for 25 years. He retired at the age of 55, moved back to Michigan to be closer to his 11 brothers and sisters, and had his home built in a quiet, rural setting. He loved antiques, creating decorative woodwork, gardening, walking his dog, and feeding the wild birds. At his request, no services will be held. Private burial was in Flake Cemetery, Barryton.
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