Tanner Merz, 21, of Falls City, NE, passed away March 30, 2013 at Harlan, IA. He was born December 25, 1991 at Falls City to Marc and Sally (Jones) Merz.
Tanner was raised at Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 2010. He was attending Midland Lutheran College at Fremont, NE; studying teaching and coaching. He was the head Junior High wrestling coach and assistant High School wrestling coach for North Bend Public Schools. He worked in the summer for Richardson County Nebraska and was also employed by the Masonic Home for Boys at Fremont. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (20th & Towle St.) at Falls City and a member of Sigma Rho Fraternity.
Tanner is survived by his parents, Marc and Sally of Falls City, brothers, Tucker of Falls City, Logan of Peru, NE, Lane Merz and Jeremy Silver both of Lincoln, NE, grandparents, Rex and Virginia Jones, Betty Massey, Dennis and Betty Merz all of Falls City. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (20th and Towle St.) with Reverend Andrew Chavanak officiating. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.
The family prefers memorial be made to Family Choice.