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 Jeffrey Trave “Jeff” Tanner

Jeffrey Trave “Jeff” Tanner

Birth
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Nov 2011 (aged 53)
Silver City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 79856225 · View Source
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Jeffrey Trave Tanner was born on August 2, 1958, to Travis and Virginia Tanner in Springfield, MA, and went to be with Jesus on Nov 2, 2011.
After growing up in St. Louis, MO, with his brothers, Brian and Mark, Jeff enlisted in the United States Navy based in Richmond, VA, and sailed the Mediterranean for four years.
College bound, Jeff attended Mid-America Nazarene University, where he met and married Kansas farm girl, Monica Brazda, and finished his BA in History from University of Minnesota.
Jeff landed a dream job with Northwest Airlines in September, 1983, and moved to Boston, Minneapolis, Little Rock (where three kiddos were born) and finally landed in Rapid City, SD. He was a dedicated member of Northwest Airlines for twenty-five years.
During the airline years, Jeff returned to service with the Navy Reserves, and then Army National Guard. He proudly served nine months in Bosnia, eleven months in Kosovo, and 22 months in Iraq, in response to 9/11. Upon return he came to work at Camp Rapid, and continued to serve with his National Guard unit.
Jeff loved spending time with his family, playing his guitar, breakfast with friends, hunting and fishing, swimming in the ocean, riding the Mickelson Trail, hiking, helping at church, baseball, and any blueberry dessert.
He is remembered by his wife, Monica; daughters, Alyssa and Jenna; and son, Ross, of Rapid City. From St. Louis, his family includes mother, Virginia; brother, Mark; and nieces, Chelsea and Brittany; brother, Brian; and nephew, Patrick.
He was preceded in death by his father, Travis, May 20, 2009.
Memorial Services will be Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the National Guard Duke Corning Armory, Rapid City with Pastor Scott Wiley and Chaplain Wilson officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.


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  • Created by: Frankie
  • Added: 4 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79856225
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeffrey Trave “Jeff” Tanner (2 Aug 1958–2 Nov 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79856225, citing Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Frankie (contributor 47186687) .