Larry Stewart Tanner

Oct. 7, 1939 — Nov. 26, 2019

Larry Stewart Tanner, 80, of Medaryville, passed away surrounded by his family at 8:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. 

Larry was born on Oct. 7, 1939, in Winamac, to the late Floyd and Lillian (Stewart) Tanner. In 1957, he graduated from Medarvyille High School. He volunteered and served in the U.S. Army for eight years. Larry married Beverly Rater on March 15, 1958, at the Medaryville Christian Church. 

Larry was a lifetime member of the Medaryville Christian Church. He was a welder at Bethlehem Steel in Burns Harbor for 36 years. Larry enjoyed farming, carpentry, reading and helping anyone in need. He loved his family very much and will be dearly missed by all.

Survivors include his wife Beverly Rater Tanner of Medaryville; daughter Carrie Lynn [Roger] Mummert of Dayton, Ohio; son Gregg Eugene [Raula] Tanner of Terre Haute; grandsons: Brian [Janet] Spencer and Kevin Mummert; granddaughters: Courtney [Jon] Wolfe and Jennifer [Brian] Melton; stepgrandson David Wright; seven great-grandchildren; brother Roger [Denice] Tanner of Francesville; sister Carol Jean Smallfelt of Indianapolis; sisters-in-law: Carol Tanner of Medaryville, and Thelma Tanner of Medaryville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Lillian (Stewart) Tanner; great-grandson Nathan Melton; and brothers: Ralph Tanner and David Tanner. 

Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Medaryville Christian Church in Medaryville. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Medaryville Christian Church in Medaryville. Rev. Donald Nedza officiated. Burial took place at Bethlehem Cemetery in Medaryville. The American Legion conducted military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Medaryville Christian Church in Medaryville. 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — Dec. 4, 2019)

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