Tanner W. Medich
Oct. 21, 1997 – Jan. 10, 2020
Tanner William Medich, age 22, formerly of Arnold and Grand Island, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Holdrege on Jan. 10, 2020.
Tanner was born Oct. 21, 1997, in Seward to William David and Brandee (Schulz) Medich. Tanner grew up with two sets of parents who loved him deeply and was shared between them. He attended school at Arnold and Grand Island.
After high school, Tanner enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and served with a 443-Transportation Company in Lincoln. Tanner attended Southeast Community College in Milford and received a degree in diesel mechanics. He also attended a flying school at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he received his private pilot’s license. His goal was to someday become a commercial pilot. At the time of his death Tanner was working for Wells Flying Service in Holdrege.
Tanner had a kind heart and always wanted to please people and make them proud. He had a special bond with his mother, and they spoke almost on a daily basis. He cared for her deeply. He was her “Tan Man.” Tanner loved anything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping. One of the last things he did that he really enjoyed was climbing to the top of Mount Bierstadt in Colorado with his father. They had planned on climbing at least one 14,000-foot peak per year. Tanner will be dearly missed by his friends and his whole family.
Tanner is survived by his mother, Brandee Schulz of Grand Island; his father, Bill (Michelle) Medich of Arnold; his sisters, Madison Medich of Kearney and Haylee Medich of North Platte; step-brother, Lance Parson of Oregon; step-sister, Paige Ruesewald of Eglin, South Carolina; and grandparents, George and Rose Medich of North Platte, Brian and Vicki Blackwell of Goehner and Mike and Sonja Schulz of Mound, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his Aunt Barb.
A funeral service was held Jan. 16, 2020, at the Baptist Church in Arnold, with the Rev. Irv Jennings officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.govierbrothers.com.