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June 19, 2019

4/18/2019 7:30:00 AM
Sandy Jean Tanner

Sandy Jean Tanner, age 70 of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Friendly Village Nursing and Rehab. She was born Aug. 8, 1948, in Rhinelander, to Willis and Gladys (Shedore) Tanner.

Sandy worked in the kitchen at Friendly Village for a number of years until a stroke caused her early retirement. Sandy was a familiar face throughout Rhinelander as she completed her daily walks and made many friendships on her regular excursions.

Sandy is survived by her siblings, James (Judy) Tanner, Linda Ring, and Gary (Chris) Thorstenson, all of Rhinelander; stepsister, Beverly Hansen; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Dirk Lammert.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willis Tanner; her mother and stepfather, Gladys and LeRoy Thorstenson; brother, Larry Tanner; sister, Carol Mericle; and stepsister, Roxanne Thorstenson.

Per Sandy's request, there will be no formal funeral service. A private family service with inurnment in Northland Memorial Park will take place. Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414 / is assisting the family with arrangements.

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019
Article comment by: Craig Strid

Shirley chose me as a casual acquaintance on her travels to which I felt very fortunate. When I was in uniform she would ask me if I was behaving myself to which she would follow with laughter. She added a positive spirit to my days.
My prayers and condolences go out to Shirley and her family. Go with God Shirley.

Craig Strid

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