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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Thursday December 16th, 2021
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Friday December 17th, 2021

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Tamara F. Bates

Tamara Florence Bates, age 58, of Holland, Ohio, passed away on Saturday afternoon, December 11, 2021 at Toledo Hospital. Tammy was born on September 17, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio to Glenn and Doris (Layne) Swartzlander. She was a 1981 graduate of Bowsher High School. Later Tammy married the love of her life, Bruce Bates, on May 24, 1998.

Tammy was full of life and adventure. She loved watching the fireworks on the 4th of July. She would look up at the sky in awe of the magic and beauty. That is how Tammy looked at most things in life. When she would go for walks or swimming, she would become so inspired and uplifted by the world around her. She enjoyed sewing as well. But most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Tammy is survived by her husband of 23 years, Bruce; children, Nichole Bentley (Andrew), Tiffany Paimli (Bert) and Travis Paimli (Kiersten); 5 grandchildren; brothers, Dale Swartzlander (Terri), John Swartzlander and Gary Swartzlander.

Tammy was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Doris; brother, Jimmy Swartzlander and pets, Daisy and Bingo.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 16th from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 17th at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Swanton Cemetery. The family has asked that everyone come casual as those were Tammy’s wishes.

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A candle was lit in memory of Tamara Bates

Joann Hiner Dec 17 2021 1:57 PM

Tiffany and Nicole. My thoughts and prayers have been with you this past week. I know what it is to lose a mom, it's A loss like no other that I've ever known. I do know that your mom was a wonderful lady with a beautiful smile that lit up a room. She indeed will be missed by her daughters and family and buy friends. When she stepped off the earth and into the arms of Jesus that beautiful smile hers lit up heaven.

Kim Thorsby Dec 15 2021 9:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Tamara Bates

Kim Thorsby Dec 15 2021 9:34 PM

Tammy was the sweetest person with a great sense of humor. She was very proud of all of her children and grandchildren. Sometimes years went by without seeing each other but we always picked up like it was yesterday. Love and miss you my clammy Tammy

Lisa Marsh Dec 15 2021 7:49 PM

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Lisa Marsh Dec 15 2021 7:44 PM

Tammy was kindhearted, caring, giving and her laugh would make anyone smile. Thank you Tammy for helping me in my time of need. I will always treasure you in my heart!

caren a flores Dec 15 2021 6:10 PM

My condolences to the family.

Susan Hethman Dec 15 2021 2:50 PM

Nichole, I am so sorry for your loss and cannot imagine what you are going through. You and your family are in my heart.

Emily Surdasky Dec 15 2021 1:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Tamara Bates

Michelle Owens Dec 14 2021 9:51 PM

Tammy was ALOT of fun in high school . We had quite a few classes together . I was glad to get to know her and she was a GREAT soul . My condolences to the entire Swartzlander-Bates family .

Greg Dunaway Dec 14 2021 6:37 PM

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