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Verne Hubert Tanner

September 27, 1932 April 17, 2019
Verne Hubert Tanner
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Obituary for Verne Hubert Tanner

Verne Hubert Tanner, Jr., age 86, of Ames, passed away on April 17, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
Friends may attend a visitation from 5-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames where Verne was a valued member. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Collegiate Presbyterian Church with a luncheon to follow. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Story City prior to the memorial service with military honors by the Ames American Legion.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home in Ames and online condolences may be left for Verne’s family at www.adamssoderstrum.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Verne’s name may be directed to Collegiate Presbyterian Church or the Israel Family Hospice House.
Born on September 27, 1932, in Marengo, IA, Verne was the son of Verne and Velma (Henderson) Tanner. He graduated from High School in Marion, IA. After high school, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in France. Verne was united in marriage to Donna Jensen on July 20, 1957 in Story City, IA. During their years of marriage, Verne continued his higher education at Drake University and received his Bachelors of Business Administration in 1973. During Verne’s years of employment, he was the Data Processing Director for the State of Iowa, Director of Operations for the Des Moines Register and Tribune, and Vice President of Publishing for Mutual of Omaha. Leaving the corporate world, Verne and Donna bought a drive-in restaurant in Osage where he also served as the Mitchell County Supervisor. He was a very proud American and a longtime member of the American Legion. Verne was a true family man and was especially proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and was an avid ISU fan.
Verne is survived by his two daughters: Christie (John) Steege of Lenexa, KS and Beckie Elder (Carroll DeVries) of West Des Moines; three grandchildren: Nikki (Chris) Walker, Allison Elder, and Andrew (Tess) Elder; five great-grandchildren: Colton, Kabe, and Grace Walker, and Noah and Levi Elder; and a sister, Shirley Tanner of Marion, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; two sisters; and two brothers.


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Visitation

Thursday

2

May

5:00 PM 5/2/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Collegiate Presbyterian Church

159 Sheldon Ave.
Ames, IA 50014

Collegiate Presbyterian Church
159 Sheldon Ave. Ames 50014 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

3

May

11:00 AM 5/3/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 5/3/2019 11:45:00 AM
Collegiate Presbyterian Church

159 Sheldon Ave.
Ames, IA 50014

Collegiate Presbyterian Church
159 Sheldon Ave. Ames 50014 IA
United States
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