Roy J. Tanner

Roy J. Tanner, after battling a short illness, died peacefully on March 8, 2019.
Born on Sept. 13, 1946, Roy was raised in Mondovi, Wis. Roy was a loving, encouraging and 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.
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 and Sloane; siblings, Colleen (John) Foley, Steven (Heidi) Tanner and Marilyn (Ken) Ward; uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Clarice) Tanner.
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, 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 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, 501 E. Fillmore Ave, Eau Claire, Wis. Visitation will take place at noon on Saturday until the time of service at Peace Church. 
Friends and family may offer condolences online at
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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