Tina Fuchs Wanner, 35, loving mom and former stunt woman

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Tina Fuchs Wanner
Tina Fuchs Wanner

WILMINGTON — Tina Fuchs Wanner passed away peacefully on Oct. 6, 2016, after a courageous 17-month battle with cancer.  Tina was born in Greenfield, Indiana, on March 19, 1981, the only daughter to John and the late Carolyn Fuchs.

Tina attended Preble Shawnee Junior/Senior High School in Camden, Ohio, where she held a state record in track and field until 2015.  She graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a degree in communication and film studies.

She started her career selling boats and yachts, which began her love affair with the water. She then moved to the film industry where she enjoyed a 10-year career as a stunt woman.  Tina loved being around her family, and friends; she loved horseback riding, boating, volleyball, sports in general, traveling, helping others and red wine. She was a caring and compassionate person.

Tina is preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Fuchs.  She was a devoted wife to her husband of nine years, Jamie Wanner, and a loving mother to her 4-year-old daughter, Harper. She is also survived by her father, John Fuchs and his wife, Melissa; her oldest brother, Jeremy (Stacey) of Wilmington, North Carolina, and youngest brother, Chris (Angie), of Camden, Ohio, two nieces, a nephew, grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at Andrews Market Street Chapel.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Jamie would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the numerous friends, neighbors and family for their love, support and prayers during Tina’s illness.  He could not have managed without his “village.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program,  c/o Kim Niggel, 8120 Sidbury Road, Wilmington, NC  28411 (coastalriding.org) or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC  28404 (hospiceandlifecarecenter.org).