William E. Tanner, 85

William E. Tanner, age 85, of Fayette, passed away Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018, at the Toledo Hospital. Prior to his retirement he had worked at Crow Aviation in Toledo for 25 years, the Fulton County Airport for 15 years, and five years at Owens-Illinois.

Bill was born in Wauseon on July 22, 1932, the son of Edward and Ruth (Seiler) Tanner. In 1950 he married Elaine Bishop, and she preceded him in death in 1988. In 1989 he married Joan Leggett-Cook, and she survives. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Wauseon. Bill was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Wauseon American Legion Post 265. He was actively involved in the Wauseon Homecoming for many years and he provided a spook house for the Wauseon Junior-Senior Prom for 20 years.

Surviving is his wife, Joan; two daughters, Jackie (Mark) Ballmer of Archbold, Janna (Michael) Ballmer of Fayette; grandson, Nathaniel Ballmer and granddaughter, Brynn Ballmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Elaine, brother, Chuck, and sister, Sarabelle.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the Pettisville Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Fuenral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.

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