Roy J. Tanner, after battling a short illness, died peacefully on March 8, 2019. Born on September 13th, 1946, Roy was raised in Mondovi, Wisconsin. Roy was a loving, encouraging & humble man. He followed Wisconsin sports with a passion. (Go Croooooo!) A lover of history, he recently visited Gettysburg; #1 on his bucket list. He celebrated God and his country by proudly waving the American flag everywhere he called home. Grateful for a life abundantly full of loving family and friends, Roy will be deeply missed.
Preceded in death by his parents John and Mary (Clarice) Tanner. Roy is survived by his loving family: Wife Barbara of 47 years, sons Jacob (Christie) Tanner and Jonathan (Kristi) Tanner; Grandchildren Calvin, Madeline, Olivia, Sydnie, Noah, Kendall, Declan, Dawson, Hudson & Sloane; siblings Colleen (John) Foley, Steven (Heidi) Tanner and Marilyn (Ken) Ward; as well as uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.
A heartfelt “Thank You” to Sacred Heart Hospital ER and CCU medical professionals for their tender care of Roy and his family. We will be forever thankful for Dr. Saleh Obaid guiding us in Roy’s end of life journey.
In lieu of flowers, please consider support for the American Lutheran Communities- Mondovi, Smiletrain.org or QPR Suicide Prevention Training through the Eau Claire County Health Department.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church, 501 E. Fillmore Ave., Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Visitation will take place at noon on Saturday, March 16 until the time of service at Peace Church.
Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkfamilyfh.com.
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.