SUTTONS BAY, Mich. -- Winford Glen Taber, 78, of Suttons Bay, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Glen was born July 2, 1933, in Matthews, Mo., the son of Lacy and Eva Lancaster Taber. He graduated from Matthews High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
On Nov. 5, 1955, he married Janet Lee Stroh. They started out their married life in Traverse City, Mich. They later transferred to St. Ignace, where they lived for 10 years, and in 1970, transferred back to Suttons Bay.
Glen enjoyed salmon fishing at the Manitou Islands, hunting, camping, traveling and spending time with his family. He was an avid reader with a special interest in Civil War history. He was a farmer at heart, loved antique tractors and tools and looked forward to the Buckley Old Engine Show every year. He loved his garden, which provided enough fruits and vegetables for his entire family and friends.
Glen retired from Michigan Bell/AT&T after 37 dedicated years of employment. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Suttons Bay and enjoyed his Bible studies with Pastor Paul.
Glen will be sadly missed by Janet, his wife of 57 years; his children, Kathleen (Peter) Mikowski, Sandra (Edward) Walter, Joseph (Barb Hodge) Taber, Jeffrey (Colleen) Taber, Joey (Victoria Vega) Taber; eight grandchildren, Mason (Nichole) Mikowski, Jerry Mikowski, Delayna (Eric) Steffens, Rachel Walter, Lacey Walter, E.J. (Kelli) Walter, Steven Taber, Ben Taber; and 10 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by two brothers, Merlin Taber and Melvin Taber; and five sisters, Ruth Burch, Shirley Coppage, Judith Northcutt, Marlene Hartlein and Deanna Piel, all from Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lindell and Dwight, and a sister, Flossie Taber.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m.
Interment with military honors will follow the service at the Lutheran Cemetery in Suttons Bay.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
Please share thoughts and memories with Glen's family on their online guestbook at www.record-eagle.com/obituaries/.
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may be sent to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 206
Suttons Bay, MI 49682