Kim Tony Tanem, 59, of Debs, MN passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 peacefully at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Debs, MN with Pastor Mike Naylor officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji.
Kim was born June 19, 1958 in Bagley, MN, the youngest child of Tony and Blanche (Winger) Tanem. He was raised and educated in Debs and then graduated from Bemidji High School. He lived on the family farm his whole life. He was a hard working truck driver who hauled heavy equipment in the construction trade for 30 years. He loved to hang out with his family and friends and enjoyed being a part of the Debs Community. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Labor Union, and the Teamsters Union.
He is survived by his daughter Randi Su Tanem of Bemidji, Siblings Maxine (Stanley) Stai of Bemidji, Wallace Tanem of San Antonio, Texas, Jean Jensen of Lino Lakes, MN, Cheryl "Sherry" (Steven) Wynkoop of Bemidji, Randy (Bonnie) Tanem of Pinewood, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Carole "Terry" Wynkoop.
Active casketbearers will be Tony Todavich, Jr., Greg Todavich, Gene Olsen, Wes Olsen, Bob Andree, and Steve Stai. Honorary Casketbearers are all of Kim's nieces, nephews, co-workers and close friends. Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.