Tappen, Benjamin, Saginaw Township, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Age 26 years. Ben was born March 9, 1985 in Saginaw, the son of Fred and Elizabeth (Tymich) Tappen. He graduated form Heritage High School, the class of 2003. He was employed for Nexteer and was a member of the U.A.W. Local #699. Ben was an avid and talented gourmet cook as well as fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family. Surviving besides his mother and father, Liz and Fred, are three sisters, Stacy Tappen; Holly (David) Ferry; Janelle Tappen; four nephews, Tyler and Tanner Wilson; Ethan and Sebastian Ferry; his uncles and aunts, Bruno and Sandra Tymich; Jed and Susan Batcke and family; Terry Jesse and family; his dog, Chance; many family and dear friends. The funeral service will take place on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Rob Richards will officiate with cremation to follow. Friends may call at the chapel from noon-3:00 p.m. and 4:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday and then on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. A time of sharing with family and friends will take place at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Those planning an expression of expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Cancer Society. www.casefuneralhome.com