Clark Clinton Tanner “Clint”

Oscoda, Michigan
July 22, 1949 - August 4, 2017


Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home - Tawas City Chapel


Saturday, October 7, 2017
11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Clark Clinton Tanner “Clint”
Age 68, of Oscoda, MI passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017. He was born on July 22, 1949 in Tawas, MI to the late Clark and Florence Tanner (nee McArdle). Clint grew up in Tawas, MI and graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1967. He also attended Divine Word Seminary in Perrysburg, Ohio during his high school years. After graduation, Clint joined the United States Army, was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and served during the Vietnam War. While serving in Vietnam, Clint was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for heroism in action against enemy forces. Upon completion of his service in Vietnam, he extended his service in the military, participating in rifle sharpshooting contests, and placed with high scores. Upon completion of his military service, he attended college at Central Michigan University. Clint worked at Roger McIntosh Chevrolet for many years and more recently was employed at Tawas Tool. He enjoyed watching NASCAR races, studying his bible, spending time with his friends, and was an avid boxing fan. He is survived by his siblings, Lowell (Eldene) McArdle of Tawas, MI; Warren (Karen) Tanner of Alaska; Terry (Rosa) Tanner, Sr., of New Mexico; Ruthanne (Tom) Piechocki, of Wisconsin; and Mary (Greg) Windsor of Tawas, MI. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Tanner; and his finance, Deborah Keeth. A memorial service will be held October 7, 2017 at Buresh Funeral Home, Tawas City Chapel with the family receiving friends at 10:30 a.m., and service following at 11:00. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project and you may offer your condolences at


Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery


Mary, sad to hear of your brother's death. Prayers are with you and your family at this time.
— Jan Albosta
Mary, Ruthann,Lowell,Terry, Warren & Families, so sorry for your loss, I have many good memories from our old neighborhood while growing up . May Clint rest in peace.
— Sandy (Clayton) Whitford
Clint was my Friend, a kind & gentle man. he came to visit me just after his lady friend had died. Clint was truly saddened by her passing, but told me that he would be ok. it was an honor for me to know Clint. I know that he had a lot of inner turmoil in this life. I am happy that your spirit is free now, fly to the angles my friend, Gods speed.
— John Buckmeier
so sorry about your loss,,,r.i.p. Clint
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
So sorry to hear of clint's passing. prayers for the family rest in peace clint. janet nelkie coyer
— janet coyer
Clint was more than a close friend of mine. He was more like a BROTHER. His family became my "extended" family. He was also the Godfather of our daughter when she was born in Tawas while I was in Vietnam. We had great times and I will NEVER EVER forget him. Rest-In-Peace Brother!!
— Jerry Reckman
From the Reinke family to the Tanner family; we are very sorry for your loss. R I P Clint.
— Ted Reinke
Buddy Clint, our unbreakable triumvirate - me, you, and Denny - in our early teens is alive and well. I'll pass by your resting place and remind you when I'm in town, then we'll meet up and make jokes again.
— Chris McArdle
Clint was my friend for many years and also a co-worker at Tawas Tool. We had many good times together and he will be deeply missed.
— Denny Hayes
I have been trying to get ahold of my Dear friend and now I know why I couldn't, he left this world to join the good Lord. He was a true kindered spirit. We shared so many good laughs,talks, and much more. He was a wonderful man and a loyal friend. I will miss him Dearly. RIP my Dear friend till we meet again.
— Marinda Martinez

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