Dwight Elden Tatman, age 89, of Columbiana, Ohio passed away peacefully on November 17 at Salem North Health Center, Salem, Ohio.
Beloved husband of the late Janet L. (Giles) Tatman, one of 8 children of the late Gilbert and Lilly Tatman, and caring father of two children, Teri (Jim) Morgan and Dave (Barbie) Tatman. He leaves behind seven grandchildren John, Philip (Erin), Parke Tatman; Scott, Jeff (Liz) Morgan; Amy (Tim) Baldwin, Mark (Dee) Morgan; one great grandson Aidan and two great granddaughters, Ireland and Reid, one sister-in-law Hazel, nieces, nephew, dear friends, and a house full of so many mementos of his childhood and the couple’s travels.
Born in New Lexington and raised in Crooksville, Perry County, Ohio, Dwight joined the U.S. Army in 1951. He married Janet in 1953 and finished his service living with her in Glen Burnie, Maryland and then Zanesville, Ohio. After taking his position with Cigna, he moved the family to Columbiana, Ohio.
At heart, Dwight was a family man. He visited his mother, in-laws and siblings regularly and always welcomed them to Columbiana. He dearly loved his grandchildren and outfitted his home and backyard as the ultimate playground.
Dwight is described by his family as a man with all the answers and the ultimate planner. He enjoyed travelling and camping with his family, always planning the perfect summer vacation. In their retirement years, he and his wife refurbished their GMC Suburban as a camper and drove to Alaska and back across Canada on a 2-month vacation.
Dwight was dedicated to his work as a regional manager for insurance claims adjusting, travelling between Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania every week for many years. He was active with his wife in many community activities and with his son in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Columbiana First United Methodist Church.
Private family interment will take place at the Penn Township Cemetery, Pennsville, Ohio.
Memorial donations may be made to Columbiana First United Methodist Church, 210 S. Main St., Columbiana, Ohio 44408.
The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana with the arrangements for their loved one.
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Columbiana First United Methodist Church
210 S Main Street, Columbiana OH 44408