It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David Joel Tanner.
David went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, with his family by his side.
He was born into this life in Monroe, Michigan, on March 30, 1952, to George and Estelle Tanner. David comes from a large family of 11 siblings, five brothers, and six sisters.
David was truly the life of the party and the center of attention. He loved to sing and spend time with his family. If there was any social function going on and Dave was there, and you’d soon hear him singing country and especially gospel.
He met the love of his life, Kathy in 1986, at; you guessed it, a hoe down in Detroit Michigan. They married in 1999.
David was preceded in death by his parents; and five of his siblings, Ray Tanner, Peggy Bevins, Susa Studdard, Roger Tanner, and Algienon Tanner.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Shane (Fawn) Tanner, Bret (Lisa Bruce Gausden, and Kelli (Jereme) Goacher; grandchildren, Blake, Savanah, Skyler, Conner, Kiley, and Brennan; siblings, Betty Sutton, Guery (Sandy) Tanner, Gale Murphy, Eddie (Kay) Tanner, Brenda (Joe) Villarreal and Gloria Tanner; and many nieces and nephews.
He will truly be missed by his family and many friends. Sing high with the Angels Dave!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Otsego County Animal Shelter at 256 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.