WILLIAM DAVID "SKIP" TANNER, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. Born Sept. 5, 1943, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late William Paul and Dorothy Jane Tanner. He was a retired journalist. He served on the board of the Indiana Youth Soccer Association for many years. Surviving are his wife, Louise Jackson of Fort Wayne; son, Mischa Tanner of Fort Wayne; stepchildren, Claire (Jason) Hemphill and Hugh Jackson, both of Fort Wayne, and Carl Jackson of New York, N.Y.; grandson, Aaron Hemphill; and siblings, Jim Tanner of Fort Wayne, Jane Tanner of Tennessee and Charlie Tanner of Texas. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Tanner. A celebration memorial gathering is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Covington Creek Cove Club House, 6700 Covington Creek Trail, Fort Wayne (IN 46804), with a sharing time and tribute toast at 6:30 p.m. Burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to the Pat Teagarden Coache's Education Fund c/o the Fort Wayne Sports Club or the Literacy Alliance. To leave condolences, please visit www.greenlawnmpfh.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 9, 2014