Marlin “Gene” Tammen

Marlin “Gene” Tammen, 79, of Greenfield, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born on Dec. 27, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo., as the son of Herman Tammen and Gladys Tammen.

He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1953. Mr. Tammen received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Wichita State University. He served in the Army from 1954-1956. He married Cheryl Loy (Foos) in October of 1956.

He held various positions in the Federal Government from 1962-1987, including Midwest Director of the Office of Personnel Management. Mr. Tammen enjoyed playing poker, playing bridge, spending time with his grandchildren, watching movies, and traveling with Cheryl in their motorhome. He was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers.

He is survived by his sons, Craig (Cindy) Tammen of Greenfield, and JD (Angie) Tammen of Greenfield; grandchildren, Michael (Mimi) Tammen of Greenwood, Ryan Tammen of Avon, Kevin Tammen of Greenfield, and Kelsi Tammen of Greenfield.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl and his parents, Herman and Gladys Tammen.

Per Gene’s request, there will be no public services. Private family services will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent directly to Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, Attn: Hospice, 801 N. State Street, Greenfield IN, 46140-1270.

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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.