Please join us in offering condolences and empathy and sympathy and a primal scream to Tim and Cheri Welsh, whose son Tanner died yesterday. Tim honored Tanner through hundreds of thousands of social media engagements. He was relentless in telling his son's story - so many of our kids' stories. Tanner's last sentence before he stopped speaking was, "My name is Tanner." Remember him. His name was Tanner. We are so sorry, Tim and Cheri.
Catlin, Illinois – Tanner R. Welsh, 24, of Catlin, Illinois passed away at 8:04 am on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville, Illinois.
Tanner was born on November 25, 1997, in Garden City, Kansas to Timothy John and Cheri Lynn Finley Welsh. They survive. Also surviving are: maternal grandmother: Jean Finley of Catlin, Illinois; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Leon and Margaret Welsh and his maternal grandfather: Larry Finley.
Tanner enjoyed Beatles music and People magazine and was featured in the movie United States of Autism.
Tanner’s family will gather for a private service at Robison Chapel, Catlin, Illinois officiated by Darren Johnson. Burial will be at the Oakridge Cemetery, Catlin, Illinois. Memorials to Danville AMBUCS, in care of Robison Chapel, Post Office Box 79, Catlin, Illinois 61817. Online condolences www.robisonchapel.com.