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Charles T. "Tom" Tanner

October 22, 1942 June 22, 2019
Charles  T. "Tom" Tanner
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Obituary for Charles T. "Tom" Tanner

Peoria- Charles T. “Tom” Tanner, age 76, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at 8:34 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born October 22, 1942 in Peoria, he was the son of Charles Milo and O’Greta (Marshall) Tanner. Tom graduated from Woodruff High School, and went to work for Caterpillar security, retiring after 30 years. On August 03, 1963 he married Beverly Pilger in Canton at St. Mary’s. She survives. Tom was an active member of the Peoria Youth Boys Basketball League, and for many years loved coaching kid’s sports including baseball, basketball, volleyball, track and softball. He started the girls’ volleyball league in the Peoria Parochial Schools, and was eventually inducted into the Parochial Coaching Hall of Fame. Tom was also an avid fisherman and bowler and served as secretary for his leagues

Not only was he an avid participator in sports, Tom was a die-hard Chicago Cubs Fan having never missed an airing of the Lead Off Man. Tom will always be remember as a family man who placed his family above all else, even choosing to work 3rd shift so that he was able to make all of his kids and grandkids sporting events. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife Beverly of Peoria; four children: Alicia (Andrew) Swanson of Peoria, Angie (Joe) Kelly of Peoria, Chuck (Heidi) Tanner of Bartonville and Chris (Brandi) Tanner of Tinley Park; 15 grandchildren: Abby, Alex, Austin, Catherine, Joe, Tom, Phoebe, Cole, Caleb, Josie, Colin, Jacob, Cassidy, Kellen and Kaden: as well as two great-grandchildren: Jocelyn and Kenny.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and one son Craig Tanner.

Cremation rights have been accorded. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM at St. Philomena Catholic Church with recitation of the Rosary taking place at 6:45 PM. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Philomena Catholic Church with an additional visitation being held 30 minutes prior to mass celebrated by Father Rick Pilger, I.C., brother-in-law of Tom, and con-celebrated by Father David Richardson and Deacon Lou Tomlianovich, cousin of Tom.

Memorials in Tom’s memory may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private online condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

26

Jun

5:00 PM 6/26/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/26/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Recitation of the Rosary will take place at 6:45 PM

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

27

Jun

9:30 AM 6/27/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/27/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Thursday

27

Jun

10:00 AM 6/27/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

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