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Tanner T. Groninga, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home.  He was 22 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am., on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora.

VISITATION will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 4-7 pm., at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home and on Thursday, from 10:30 am until time of service at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Tanner Groninga went home to meet Jesus unexpectedly on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the age of 22 years old.

Tanner was born in Minneapolis on January 13, 1997 to parents Todd and Jean (McGuire) Groninga. He moved north in 2004 with his family and eventually ended up in Mora for middle school. Through a mutual friend he asked the love of his life, Miranda, to their senior prom. Then on June 17, 2017 Tanner and Miranda Zimmer married and they spent 2 1/2 happy years together.

Tanner enjoyed 4-H and hockey throughout high school. He also enjoyed 4-wheeling and snowmobiling with his wife, family and friends whether it was local trails or trips to the UP of Michigan. Tanner enjoyed being a heavy equipment operator for Kanabec County and also loved working on the farm with his father-in-law. Tanner started out farming loving yellow and green, but soon found joy in operating red! Whenever Bob would start a tractor, Tanner would come running. He will forever be missed & loved!

Preceded in death by maternal grandparents Thomas and Janet McGuire.

Tanner is survived by his wife Miranda; parents Todd and Jean Groninga; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Shelli Zimmer; sisters Amber, Torrie and Autumn; brother-in-law, Justin Zimmer; grandparents, Richard and Ardis Groninga; special family, Dave, Sherry, and Jake Janousek; as well as aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

19 thoughts on “TANNER T. GRONINGA”

  1. We just want to send our sincere condolences to Miranda and her family. Also hugs and prayers to all that held Miranda and Tanner so dear and like family. We regret not being at home where we could try to show the sympathies we fell. Prayers for all those really great married couples that called Miranda and Tanner best friends. May the Lord be close at hand in these coming days.

  2. He was a great young man. It was a pleasure knowing him and his family . Not only were they our neighbors , my children played with them and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. He really enjoyed farming. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all. We are here for you all.

  3. I am sorry for your loss. Tanner was a very nice young man. I had the pleasure of getting to know him a little better through Sherry and Dave. Prayers for his family and especially Miranda.
    Terry and Kari Hollman

  4. I am sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Tanner when he was in school and have never forgotten him. His attitude and zest for life made him a unforgettable young man. The community has lost a good one.

  5. So sorry for your loss!! My prayers go out to all of you! May our Lord cover you with His perfect peace and comfort as you face the coming days.

  6. Such an enormous loss for this young loving family. We will keep you in our prayers Miranda, Shelly and Bob.

  7. Tanner was just an amazing young man. I remember riding the bus with him and his sisters and Tanner teasing us. Tanner loved to play pranks on us. Tanner you will be missed!! It was an honor to have known you!! Rest easy my friend!! Sending hugs and prayers to his wife, family, and friends!!

  8. We are so very sorry for your loss of Tanner. Our hearts break for each of you and I pray that God will blanket you in his Grace and Peace during this very difficult time.
    With love,
    The Domino Family.

  9. Tanner — I had so much fun working with you at Petal Pushers when I’d come down to help Lori with projects. I always appreciated your energy and curiosity. And your squirrelyness! You are going to be missed by many people. My heart goes out to your family, young man.

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