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Kristofor R. Tanner, 23

Kristofor Roy Robert Tanner, age 23, of Dassel, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, just outside of Dassel.

He was born Oct. 12, 1989, at Mercy Hospital in Minneapolis, the son of Bob and Sandy (Hubbell) Tanner.

Kristofor grew up in the Dassel area and graduated from the Dassel-Cokato High School in 2008. He then attended and graduated from Ridgewater College in 2009.

Kristofor accepted Christ as his Savior as a young boy and was baptized as a teenager at the First Baptist Church in Cokato by Pastor Steve Stahl. He was a member of Sheepdogs, a band of men uniquely committed to following Jesus as His disciples. Kristopher loved to study God’s Word, and was planning to work as adventure staff in a Christian camp setting.

Kristofor was employed by Shadow Floor Coverings in Elk River as a supervisor for floor installation.

He enjoyed spending time snowboarding, camping, skateboarding, rock climbing, repelling, and disk golfing. A talented bike mechanic, Kristofor built bikes in Jackson Hole, WY. He enjoyed riding BMX bicycles, and spending time with his best friend, “Annie,” his black Newfoundland.

Kristofor was a great friend, son, brother, cousin, and a gentleman, who would often be found drinking a cup of gourmet coffee or lending a hand to fix a friend’s car (all with a smile). He will be missed by his family and the many friends he leaves behind.

Kristofor is survived by his parents, Bob and Sandy Tanner of Dassel; siblings, Paul Tanner of Dassel, Natasha Tanner and Taborah Tanner at Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, WA, and JT Tanner of Bellingham, WA; maternal grandmother,Ginger Hubbell of Bemidji; and paternal grandparents, Bob and Judy Tanner of Darwin. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Roy Hubbell.

A celebration of life took place Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Cornerstone Church in Litchfield with Pastors Jeffrey Garland and Steven Stahl officiating at the service. There was a time to gather with family one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.