Tanner, Ryan (aka: “Ryman” or “Two-Fiddy”), Ryan Tanner passed away on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at Festus Manor where he was living for the past four years. He is survived by his children he was so proud of and loved deeply, his son Austin (25) (Morgan), his daughter Haley (15) and his son Drew (13); his ex-wife and lifelong friend Karen Tanner; his father Jim Tanner (Joanne); his mom’s Kay Rennick; his sister Tammy Murawski (Jim, Emily); his aunt Lisa Alley; his uncle John Tanner (Dorothy); his cousin Melanie Alley (Macey, Hannah); his step-dad Kent Shockley and many friends and relatives who loved him very much. He joined his beloved mother Kim Alley; adored and terribly missed grandmother Louise Dodenhof (Grandma Lou); his grandfather William Alley and grandmother Rosemary Alley in heaven to watch over us.
He was a charismatic, entertaining person who could light up a room when he walked in. He had the most contagious laugh, was extremely loyal, easy to talk to and was a great listener. Ryan had an amazing talent for picking out and customizing the most meaningful Hallmark cards. He had interesting, unusual, MacGyver-esque problem-solving skills, unlike no other. He had a history for spontaneously spending $250 (or would say that’s what he spent if he spent more) on things that would get him in trouble, like shoes, baseball bats, gaming systems, tattoos, just to name a few.
Ryan made his career as a meticulous Electrician, who cherished his kids, family, friends and pets. He loved motorcycles, fast cars, tattoos, pulling practical jokes, football (especially the Pittsburgh Steelers), Cardinals baseball (even dyed his beard red for the World Series in 2011), Blues hockey, watching and cheering on his kids’ sports and events, flea markets, building model vehicles, being near any body of water, and cooking for family and friends. He was never seen without his Mountain Dew, savored his Roast Beef Sandwiches, especially from Mom’s Deli, had his weekly Imo’s, his chocolate on chocolate cake fix and his Sunday family traditions. He was an amazing person who will be missed tremendously.
Services: Visitation will be held Saturday, May 4th, 2019 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63129. A short memorial service will begin at 1:00 pm. Since he wished to be cremated, there will not be a graveside service.