Messier-Broullire Funeral Home
(February 1, 1926 - December 7, 2012)
Wilbert “Willy” Tanguay, 86, of Cooks, Michigan died December 7, 2012 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.
He was born February 1, 1926 in Manistique, Michigan the son of John and Dorothy (Swalback) Tanguay.
He was self-employed as a farmer in Cooks.
Willy is survived by his daughters, Susan (Ray) Reid of Manistique and Penny Briggs of Belmont, NC; his grandchildren, Brian Lemirand, Terri Lynn Wheeler, Michelle Vaughn, Rebecca Parrott and Joseph Leusby; great grandchildren, Ashlee Wheeler Bryant, Autumn Vaughn, Levi Lemirand, Mitchell Vaughn, Dylan Lemirand, DeborahJo Parrott, Brantleigh Parrott, Danielle Lemirand and Peyton Parrott; and his great-great grandchildren, Kenlee Lemirand and Layla Lemirand.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Peggy (Vertz) Tanguay; his son, Robert “Bobby Joe” Tanguay; his daughter, Deborah Tanguay-Leusby; and his grandsons, Daniel Lemirand and Robert A. Tanguay.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Messier-Broullier Funeral Home in Manistique. A graveside service for Wilbert and Peggy Tanguay will be held Memorial Day Weekend 2013 at Fairview Cemetery in Manistique.
The family would like to thank all who loved, cared for and blessed Wilbert throughout his life.