He is survived by his daughters, Martha (Bob) Foltz of Deshler and Teresa (Reid) Caldwell of Athens; son, James (Mary) Tansey, Jr. of Wakeman, Nelson (Dianne) Tansey of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Martin (Suzanne) Tansey of Lorain; 17 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and brother, Michael Tansey of Wakeman.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Berneita L. (nee Ferber) Tansey in 2006; parents, Martin and Anna (nee Strehle) Tansey; sister, Margaret Shafts, and brothers, Frank, George, Charles and Robert Tansey.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street Vermilion Ohio where the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors at 7 P.M. Prayers will be said at the funeral home at 9 A.M. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 followed by a 9:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion. The Reverend Ronald Brickner will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com
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