THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gerald L. Tanguay
Issue Date: October 25, 2017
Gerald L. Tanguay, 83, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center Green Bay, after an injury sustained while working in the woods.
Born Jan. 30, 1934 on the farm in Menominee, to the late Cyril and Victoria (Bergfelt) Tanguay, he married Florence Tebo at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Menominee on June 11, 1960. He served in the United States Marines and worked at L.E. Jones for 40 years. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
He loved the family farm, where he lived his whole life, which is a centennial farm established in 1899.
He enjoyed being in the woods, gardening, woodworking and felt all wood had a useful purpose, was known for his garlic growing and couldn't stand clutter. He had a special way with animals and cared for the land and nature. He was known for being strong, hard working and his love of hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; a daughter, Cheryl Tanguay (Jeff Potter) and a son, Tim Tanguay, all of Menominee; two grandchildren and two sisters, Marion Felch and Marcella Lord.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, George, Alfred, Ted, Clifford and Paul; six sisters, Eva, Adele, Virginia, Marie, Rosemary and Mary.
Visitation will be held at Anderson Kell Funeral Home in Menominee on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4 p.m. until time of Military Honors at 6:45 p.m. A funeral service will follow with Fr. Michael Ocran officiating. Burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery.