Gail Tandy

Gail Tandy

Mr. Gail R. Tandy of Middleville (formerly of Martin) passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012, in Kentwood. Mr. Tandy was born December 7, 1937 in Plainwell, the son of C. Allen and Julia Mae (Brown) Tandy. He was a 1956 graduate of Martin High school and attended Western Michigan University. He spent most of his life on Gun Lake, where he attended the Gun Lake Community Church. Gail collected coins and automobiles and enjoyed motorcycle riding and traveling, especially to his property in the Mackinaw City area. He listened to Jazz and Big Band music, was a huge MSU fan and was very active watching his grandkids sporting events.

Surviving are 2 sons and1 daughter, Gregory Allen (LuAnn) Tandy of Middleville, Laurie Ann (Craig) VanEck of Middleville, Trace Patrick Tandy of Blue Springs, MO; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters and 1 brother, Georgia Mae (LeRoy ‘Babe’) Young of Traverse City, Alice Ploof Washtoak of Plainwell, Charles Thomas (Elaine) Tandy of Kalamazoo; 12 nieces and nephews; many lifelong friends in the Martin and Gun Lake areas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece Kathy and a nephew, Tommy.

Friends may meet with Gail’s family beginning 11 A.M. Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 12 Noon with Pastor Mark Veldt officiating. Burial will follow at South Martin Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gun Lake Community Church.

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  1. Dick Leonard says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My folks (Joe & Dorothy) lived next to Gail on Gun Lake for many years. They always enjoyed his company. I always enjoyed talking “Spartans” with him as well. I feel blessed to have known him, and he will be missed.

  2. Don & Anita Rambadt says:

    Our prayers and condolences go out to Gail’s family and friends upon his passing.

  3. Robert Nelson says:

    Rest in peace my friend. It was a pleasure knowing you.

  4. Gary Vande Velde says:

    Gail you were the best friend that I had from Kawasaki and you will be deeply missed until we meet again my friend rest in peace .

  5. Bill and Brigitte Earl says:

    We our sorry to hear of his passing. He never told us he was sick the last trip we saw him in Michigan. Hope he is in a peaceful place now. Sorry we did not see him this year. May God Bless you and your family during this time.

  6. Oak Crest of Kentwood says:

    On behalf of Oak Crest we want to convey our deepest symphathy to you in the loss of your father. We want to thank you for the privilege of caring for him at Oak Crest Manors. May God bless and comfort you as you greive. We have made a memorial contribution to Gun Lake Community Church in Gail’s honor.

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