Terry August Tangeman

May 7, 1944 - August 24, 2020
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Terry August Tangeman, age 76 of Wapakoneta, passed at 9:16 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2020 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, from complications of an accident 2 years and 3 1/2 months ago. He was born May 7, 1944 at home in Buckland, Ohio to the late Forest August and Evelyn Flo Smith Tangeman.
On September 4, 1964 he married Nancy G. McClintock who passed on July 23, 2003. On August 14, 2004 he married Rev. Jeanette Rode, who survives in Wapakoneta.

He retired after 37 years as a truck driver with UPS. He grew up in the Buckland United Church of Christ and then became a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys. He had served as a deacon with both churches. Together with his wife Jeanette they worked at the Breaking Bread community meal at St. Paul’s. They also designed and Terry built the chapel at Mercy Unlimited. He was owner and operator of Alley Cat Antiques in Wapak with his late wife, Nancy.

He will be remembered for always giving and helping others. He served as a long term volunteer construction site supervisor at Back Bay Mission and New Orleans, following Katrina for 13 years constructing and rehabbing homes. He was also a long term volunteer disaster relief coordinator of Northwest Ohio Association U.C.C. for 15 years and was on the road as soon as they called following a flood. He would help with clean up, handing out clean up kits and personal hygiene kits. He spent time on the board of The ROC in St. Mary’s and helped to build the House that God Built and the Victor House.

Most of all, Terry loved his family and spending time with them. He treasured time spent traveling, RVing, cruising, camping, and wood working. He was a great family man and especially loved any extra time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include a son – Eric (Linda) Tangeman of Wapakoneta; a daughter – Melissa Deal of Wapakoneta; 2 step daughters – Denise Shupe of Oak Harbor, OH; and Jill (Jerry) Rode of Toledo; 6 grandchildren – Amalie (Adam), Zach, Olivia, Brittany, Brianna (Vinnie) and Chloe; 3 great grandchildren – Maricella, Anthony, and Aspen; a sister – Mary Ann (Lynn) Ewing of Wapakoneta.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law – Jim Deal; 2 grandchildren – Mary and Elizabeth.

Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 28, 2020 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys. Rev. Rhonda Hainer and Rev. Doug Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery, near Cridersville.

For immune compromised, visitation will be 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Visitation for the general public will be from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home and from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s elevator fund or to Back Bay Mission.

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Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 28, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

St. Paul's United Church of Christ


201 N Perry Street
St. Mary's , Ohio

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Date: Friday, August 28, 2020

St. Matthew Cemetery


, Cridersville, OH,

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St. Paul’s elevator fund
Back Bay Mission


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Timeline for Terry August Tangeman

Born: May 7, 1944
November 15, 2017
Finally, our first visit fo Jeanette and Terry in Ohio!
Finally,  our first visit fo Jeanette and Terry in Ohio!
February 14, 2010
Mercy Unlimited Chapel built by Terry
Mercy Unlimited Chapel built by Terry
Died: August 24, 2020

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James Ortyl posted on 8/29/20

Jeanette.....Joy and I are deeply saddened to learn of Terry's passing. He was a phenomenal person and lived life as it should be..an inspiration to all. We have always admired you and Terry for all of the charitable work that you've done over the years..truly two of God's best. You've not had uneasy life and we have always kept you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and care for you now and after this difficult period. Terry is certainly in God's arms. Unfortunately I did not learn of Terry's passing until the day of his funeral. Joy received an email notice on the 26th but did not look at her messages soon enough. She has been dealing with her own medical issues lately. Please accept my apology for not responding sooner. May God bless and keep you from this day forward. Jim and Joy Ortyl


Mary J Fett posted on 8/27/20

Dear Jeannette, You have my sincerest sympathies. You and Terry were such an incredible team giving so much of your time and talents for the glory of God. May Terry rest in peace seeing our Lord and Saviour. Peace to you, Mary Fett Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton


Tammy Brown, ED posted on 8/27/20

I will never, ever forget Terry and the help to me personally and for the ministry of Mercy Unlimited. He designed the chapel, provided emergency kits for flood victims, took supplies down to Back Bay, helped us when we had our own flood, plowed our parking lot and would not charge...so much to share about his goodness! Terry lived his life putting others first. I am so grateful to have known him.


Kay Mooney Cox posted on 8/26/20

Jeannette, I am sorry for your long two-year grief and now the finality of it. When my sister died, my mother said, "Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." How fine that you and Terry had some happy years together! I wish you comfort and peace. Kay Mooney Cox