Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Donald L. Tangeman, 85, Coldwater, died April 4, 2013, at Colonial Nursing home, Rockford.
He was born July 6, 1927, in Coldwater, to Louis V. and Philomena E. "Minnie" Eblen Tangeman. ON Mat 17, 1947, he married Lucille Hartings, who survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are three daughters, Pam Tangeman, Coldwater, Amy Harner, Celina, and Kim Barber, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Jeff, Justin, Amber, Amanda, Alicia, Andrea, Brittney and Nathan; 13 great-grandchildren; and three in-laws, Kay Tangeman, Dayton, Bob Archer, Celina, and Marceil Hartings, Florida.
Deceased are a granddaughter, Haley; a brother, Gene Tangeman; two sisters, Rosemary (Paul) Lefeld and Annie Archer; and five in-laws, Harold (Ruth) Reindel, John (Roselyn) Hartings, Dorothy (Jerry) Gottschlich, Charles Hartings and Eugene Hartings.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the Knights of Columbus and the Coldwater Eagles and was a former member of the Coldwater Jaycees and the Mercer County Elks.
He formerly owned Tangeman Cleaners in Coldwater with his brother Eugene and was a retired vice president with the Peoples Bank Co. He was a graduate of Coldwater High School, served on the board for Mercer County Crippled Children and Adults, was a past president of the Coldwater Community Picnic (1974) and was instrumental in moving the Depot to the park.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Coldwater American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial with military rites will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice and Mercer Health Home Care.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.