Tammy Renee Swonger-Polansky, age 50, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tammy was born June 23, 1970 in Wisconsin Rapids to LeRoy and Mildred (Slauson) Swonger. She graduated from Lincoln High School. Her marriage to Charles Pergrossi ended in divorce. She spent 23 years with her significant other, Jason Watenpaugh.
Tammy worked as a cashier at Walmart for several years. She enjoyed seeing all her customer’s bright faces who have become her friends. She loved her job and the people loved her there.
Tammy liked to sing and enjoyed camping and fishing. She loved her family deeply and especially treasured time with her kids and grandkids and game nights.
Tammy is survived by three children: Amber Polansky, Ashley Polansky and Brandon Watenpaugh; grandchildren: Keegan, Faith, and Liam; her siblings and their spouses: Randy (Debbie) Swonger, Daniel (Wanda) Swonger, James Swonger, Teresa (James) Hoppe, Becky (LeRoy) Jones, and Wendy (Ray) Olson; friends, Crissy and Jason Watenpaugh; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Gary Halfacre.
Tammy is very grateful for the care she received and truly loved and got to know the nurses personally.
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