Kenneth W. Tanis, 91, of Sparta, NJ passed away on Nov. 11, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Ken was born in Passaic, NJ and was a proud member of the United States Marines. He was owner and operator of Ken Tanis Excavating in Sparta, NJ for many years and was a dedicated member of the Lafayette Federated Church.
Ken enjoyed oil painting and gardening in his spare time. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Shirley (Brower) Tanis. Kenneth is survived by his devoted daughters: Cheryl Carpenter, Kathy Robbins and her husband Patrick, Cindy Benes and her husband Steve and Sandra Matowik and her husband James. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Jason, Christopher, Jesse, Andrew, Jennifer, Hannah, Avery and Jacob and 9 great grandchildren.
Friends may call Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871. There will be a funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed my United States Marine Honor Guard service at Northern NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.