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“As the Chair of the Steering Committee of Illinois Justice Corps, I was privileged to attend part of the training for new fellows last fall. With...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Judge Patricia Piper Golden - IL

“I remember Tanner as a little boy in my Sunday school class. I have a 24 year old son. I pray that someday you would know a bit of peace. God be...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Jan Blume

“so sorry for the loss of your son/brother and a grandson to Duane and Marg, we were your neighbors in Athens when Jeff you were a young boy/man and...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Gloria/Ron Lavicka - Athens, WI

“Dear Jeff, Betsy and Bailey, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest and most heatfelt sympathies. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Olivier Charousset - Paris

“Betsy, Jeff and Bailey: Our thoughts and prayers for you all. We were sorry to hear of Tanner's death. We remember watching both kids grow up at PoP....Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Sandi & Bill Moore

“I am very saddened to learn of Tanner's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Alicia Wildenberg - Appleton, WI

“Tanner assisted me in my Domestic Violence Court in Rockford for the past several months through his work with the Justice Corps. He had a very calm...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Joseph Bruce - Rockford, IL

“I wish the family some kind of peace in this difficult time. I am a fellow at JusticeCorps (AmeriCorps) and had the pleasure to meet Tanner in our...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Gayla Martindale - Galesburg, IL

“My sincere condolences, I met Tanner during training for work, he was a lovely young man, I am very very sorry. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Sil Dragustinovis - Champaign, IL

“The ziegenbein family gives you all the adolences to your loss ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: derrick ziegenbein - Appleton, WI

“We are so sorry to hear about Tanner. He was a pleasure to have around both in and out of church functions. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Gary and Michelle Wiesman - WI

“To All of Tanner's Friends and Family: I am truly saddened to learn of Tyler's passing. I can state from first-hand experience that Tyler was...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Ronald Barch - Rockford

“Jeff, Betsy and Bailey, I'm so sorry to hear about Tanner's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Tracey & Dan Thibodeau

“My heart goes out to all of Tanner's family and friends. My deepest sympathies. I can't imagine the depth of loss you feel. Tanner was in my Spanish...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Alma Rivera - Appleton, WI

“Jeff, Betsy, and Bailey- Words aren't enough to express my sorrow about Tanner's death. He was such a vibrant young man who was cherished by so many...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Jean Herron - Appleton, WI

“Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: John and Julie Nygaard - Neenah

“Jeff, Betsy and bailey, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are now living in Yorkville near where Jeff worked in Rockford doing needed...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Chuck and Deb Steinbach

“Our deepest sympathies to your entire family at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Julie and Mike Pappas - Appleton, WI

“I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. The death of a family member, especially a young one, is truly a distressing time. May...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: S D

“It was an honor to coach Tanner in rugby. He was a great player with awesome passion. My sincere condolences. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Tanner was a brilliant, compassionate, and magnetic person. I will always be grateful for his friendship. He will be remembered and missed by many. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Hana Skoblow - Edwardsville, IL

“There are angels among us. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wolding family. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Moulton - Kaukauna

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Tanner for many years. I considered him a co-worker/friend. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Troy Beaudo - Apleton, WI

“Our sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your family. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Carlton and Elaine Cook - AR


Tanner Duane Wolding, age 24, of Beloit, passed away in his apartment on February 24, 2017. Tanner was born on June 30, 1992, in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Jeff and Betsy (Peters) Wolding. He was a 2010 graduate of Appleton East High School. He earned his Bachelors of Art Degree majoring in English (Creative Writing) in May of 2016 from Beloit College. He worked for the Illinois JusticeCorps at the courthouse in Rockford, IL to improve access to justice for people without lawyers. Tanner had a strong sense of social justice, a really big heart and a fervent desire to help the disadvantaged. He had aspirations to become an attorney in order to have a larger impact on society. Tanner was a unique spirit and had SO many talents. He was athletic, playing football and rugby in high school, ultimate frisbee in college and enjoyed skateboarding. He LOVED music and was a talented vocalist. Tanner was a brilliant writer who inspired classmates and friends. He was a valued member of his church youth group and high school choir and they were very important to him. He adored all dogs, especially his dogs Bubbles and Tippy. Tanner had an incredible sense of humor, many people thought of him as the funniest person they knew. Tanner will be lovingly missed by his parents: Jeff and Betsy Wolding and his sister Bailey. He is further survived by his maternal grandmother: Mary Ann and the late Dufur Peters; paternal grandparents: Margaret and Duane Wolding; great grandparents: Herbert and the late Evelyn Wolding; aunt: Marla (Rick) Harrmann; uncles: Dale (Pam) Peters, Kurt (Deb) Peters, Marc (Deb) Wolding, and Chris (Lisa) Wolding. He was so loved and will be sorely missed by many relatives and friends. Tanner made an impact on the lives of many. A Celebration of Life service for Tanner will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2330 East Calumet Street, Appleton, with Rev. Roger McQuistion and Rev. Jennifer DeNetz officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Tanner's name has been established. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com