GARNER - George L. Tanner, 86, of Garner died Sunday (July 31, 2011) at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held 10 A.M., Saturday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., Garner with Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Friday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel and will continue one hour prior to services at the funeral chapel.
George Laverne Tanner, the son of Albert and Rosetta (Schwichtenberg) Tanner, was born January 4, 1925 on a farm southeast of Klemme. He attended the rural schools of Hancock County and served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II in the Pacific Theatre. George was employed at Decker's Meat Processing in Mason City before retiring in 1975. He enjoyed spending winters in Harlingen, Texas for over thirty years.
George was a life member of the Edwin Jante VFW Post 5515.
He is survived by his brother, Walter (Lois) Tanner of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ervin Tanner, Anna Carolus, Beverly Prescott, Clair Tanner, Delores Johnson, Ione Harms and Lorraine Houdek.
George was a very special friend to my grandparents, Joe and Alice Lamp. My father, Joe Lamp, and his brother, Bruce Lamp, developed a truly special friendship with George. George was so kind to my brother, Kurt, and me . He will be greatly missed.
Aug 1, 2011Carolyn Lamp-Strom
He is my grate uncle He was many things to many people He was love vary much by those who know he He will be miss vary much
Aug 1, 2011Jennifer harms
We were neighbors with George for about 16 years and have many great memories with George couldn't ask for a better neighbor he'll be greatly missed.
Aug 1, 2011Meier family
Date and time
Friday, Aug 5, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cataldo Funeral Chapel 160 E. 4th St. Garner, IA 50438