|Tyler J. "T.J." Tanner, 15, of Victoria, Ill. died at 2:18 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born September 5, 1997 in Galesburg the son of Aaron W. Tanner and Nicci R. Kramer.
He is survived by his parents, Nicci and Chuck Dillon of Victoria and Aaron and Elisa Tanner of Knoxville, Ill.; grandparents, Charlie and Janet Tanner of Knoxville, Kim Kramer of Washington, Ill., Mike and Janet Kramer of Dahinda, Ill., Cindy and Carl Dillon of Oneida, Ill., Chris and Lou Petzing of Nags Head, N.C., and Jeff and Bobbi Nelson of Lewistown, Ill.; great grandparents, Maurine Perdue of Knoxville, Preston and Hazel Scott of Galesburg, and Janet Swank of Galesburg; brothers, Austin S. Tanner of Victoria, Wyatt E. Dillon of Victoria, and Bryan A. Tanner of Knoxville; sisters, Alyssa E. Dillon of Victoria, and Brynn G. Tanner of Knoxville; aunts and uncles, Dusty and April Kramer of Fort Collins, Colo., Kyle and Tally Tanner of Chicago, Heather Kramer of Galesburg, and Jordan Kramer of Washington; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by two uncles, Eric Kramer and Bryan Nelson.
TJ was a freshman at R.O.W.V.A. High School, where he played on the basketball team. He also played football with the Mid County Cougars. TJ was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting, four wheeling, and chopping wood. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville in December 1997.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 in the R.O.W.V.A. High School Gymnasium. Rev. Michel Clark will officiate. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral service. Memorials may be made to the TJ Tanner Memorial Fund in care of Anderson State Bank. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.