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Blane  Larry Tacia, M.D.

Blane Larry Tacia, M.D.
  • September 26, 1956 - December 16, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Many and deep felt condolences to Karen. I knew Blane, Clade, Mom and Dad well. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Robert LaBranche - Grand Blanc, MI

“Blane was a man with a kind and caring heart. He was a brilliant doctor, with a great bedside manner. I just learned of my cousin's death on february...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Schefke - MI - Family

“I dated Blane for 5 and half years. I met him when I was 15 years old. I am very sorry for every ones loss! We went through a lot of things together,...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Eileen Carlsen Duffey - Macomb, MI

“What a wonderful doctor and person. He did a serious surgery on my husband and took great care of him. After he got well, Dr. Tacia was on a bill...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn & Gloria Gest - White Pigeon, MI

“Omg where do I start DR Blane Tacia was the most carring man and doc he told you like it was held nothing back i knew that man for over 20 yrs as...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: tresa and bob herman - MI

“Cindy and family, our deepest sympathy to all of you May your grief be relieved by great memories. May you find comfort and peace with time. May you...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Joan Dykstra - Sturgis, MI

“My deepest condolences to Karen, Angelique, Brandon, Cindy, Lei Lani and the many others involved in Blane's life. I, too, feel a loss. Blane is...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Vicki Carley - Hardin, KY

“My dear sweet cousin you will always be in my heart.Thanks for all the wonderful memories,from kids till the end,God has bless me with you R.I.P....Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn Lindsey - Fraser, MI

“He was a great person and will be missed by everyone who knew him. I'll never forget what a caring doctor he was to my parents. My thoughts and...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Oswalt - Constantine, MI

“Blane was a very kind and caring person he was a great doctor and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Please know that we're thinking of you...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Ron & Tonya Miller - Constantine, MI

“Condolences to the families.So very sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Toni Neice - Three Rivers, MI

“When we first meant at Id's I called him doc, then it became Blane, it was " hi my friend". He always had a smile and a hug for you. I remember the...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Peni Hughes - Albuquerque, NM

“Happy Trails To YouWe will see in the Sweet By & ByWe love and miss youYou were the best! ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Eula Cornish - Sparta, TN

“He was a great man and super doctor. He will be greatly missed. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn Wood - Centreville, MI

Blane Larry Tacia, M.D., age 61 of Battle Creek and formerly of Three Rivers and Jackson died at his residence on Saturday, December 16, 2017, after a courageous four year battle with cancer.

Blane was born September 26, 1956 in Gross Pointe, Michigan to Harold Eugene and Virginia Marion (Shefke) Tacia. He was raised in Roseville and was a graduate of Roseville High School. Blane attended Michigan State University for his Pre-Med education and earned his M.D. at St. George University in Granada. He served his residency in surgery at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit. Blane's career included doing general surgery at Foote Hospital in Jackson and Sturgis Hospital in Sturgis. He also served as a General Practitioner.

Blane is survived by his companion of 18 years, Cindy Lue Smagala; daughter, Angelique (Andrew) McCann of Brighton; son, Brandon Tacia of Ann Arbor; stepchildren, Gabriel Zaleski and Gretchen (Jason) VanDyke both of Kalamazoo, Lucas Iobe of Three Rivers; two grandchildren, Anthony Smith and Haelyn Iobe and a sister, Karen (Joel) Baronowski of Troy. Blane was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clade Tacia.

Blane was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Together, he and Cindy enjoyed traveling, his dogs and restoring and decorating houses they lived in. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Blane will be remembered as an intelligent, funny, positive and caring person.

A celebration of Blane's life will be held 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at JD's Country Connection, 15776 M-60, Tekonsha, MI 49092.

Memorial contributions in memory of Blane may be made to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015.
Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at