Tanner R. Farrell

Tanner R. Farrell

January 21, 2004 – March 12, 2022

VISITATION: Wednesday, March 16th from 4pm to 8pm at West Center Chapel.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE:  Thursday, March 17th at 10am at Citylight Church, 3401 Oakview Drive, Omaha, NE 68144.  Interment: Evergreen Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Tanner Farrell Scholarship Fund.

To view a live broadcast of the Celebration of Life, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


Tanner Robert Farrell was born on January 21, 2004, in Omaha, Nebraska.  Ralston High School will be honoring Tanner with his high school diploma posthumously.  Tanner worked for Hy-Vee (96th and Q) as well as Boulder Creek Amusement Park in 2020 and 2021.

Tanner’s love for sports was obvious to all who had the pleasure of watching him compete with baseball and basketball throughout his youth and high school years.  His senior season brought him to the Ralston Rams where his sports family grew even more.  Fishing, golfing, playing online games like Fortnite and Rocket League, board games and puzzles were a few more of his favorite past times. Always with his closest friends.  While playing baseball and basketball, Tanner and his family traveled throughout the states. Colorado was one of Tanner’s most favorite places, along with Disney World and other amusement parks.  This past year, Tanner (and family) along with his girlfriend, Brooke, were able to attend a Kansas basketball game for the first time in person.  Game days in Lincoln, Nebraska for the Huskers was another place you could frequently find Tanner.

Those who knew Tanner, knew his grace, infectious smirk, sense of humor and his caring and compassionate heart.  Tanner will be missed dearly by all who knew him and he will forever hold a special place in our hearts. #TF6

Tanner passed away on March 12, 2022.  He is survived by parents, Jason and Tiffany Farrell; sisters: Taylor (Kayle Carlson) and Tatum Farrell; grandparents: Paul and Julia Farrell, Donna Barr; great-grandmother, Wilma Dopson (Dobbin); aunts and uncles: Jake and Andrea Farrell, Josh and Sarah Farrell, Jessica and JP Popanda, Jordan and Jen Farrell; cousins: Annabelle Farrell, Karter Farrell, Addison Farrell, Brady Farrell, Emma Popanda, Ava Farrell, Wesley Popanda, Caleb Farrell, Sophia Farrell, Maddy Farrell, and Easton Popanda; girlfriend: Brooke Silva and family; hundreds of close friends and teammates.  Preceded in death by grandfather, Robert Alvin Barr; additional great-grandparents.

Pallbearers: Jake Farrell, Josh Farrell, JP Popanda, Jordan Farrell, Tony Failla, Tyler Gracey, Trevor Gracey, Blake Miller, Kayle Carlson.

Honorary Pallbearers: Wesley Popanda, Easton Popanda, Caleb Farrell, Karter Farrell, Brady Farrell, Aiden Rupprecht, Colin Green, Max Rohrich.




  • Tommy L Ziehmer Posted March 14, 2022 3:59 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of son, brother ,and grandson

  • Lesley Parent Posted March 14, 2022 3:59 pm

    Tiffany, we are all grieving for you and your family after the tremendous loss of your son. Know that you are not alone.

  • Carol Berra Posted March 14, 2022 4:19 pm

    No words can express the heartache you feel. We send our love and prayers to your family. Love George and Carol

  • Lindsay Halgerson Posted March 14, 2022 4:45 pm

    My heart breaks for your whole family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you all love during this extremely tough time. ♥️

  • Paul Harlow Posted March 14, 2022 5:26 pm

    Tiffany, You and your entire Family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending you all much love from the Harlow Family.

  • Linda Richards Posted March 14, 2022 5:55 pm

    We are praying for you.

  • Geri and Ted Backora Posted March 14, 2022 6:37 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Tanner. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Peter and Pam Wynne Posted March 15, 2022 3:12 pm

    Thinking of you all. even though we are so far away.
    Peter Pam Adam and Rebecca

  • Jody Castillo Posted March 15, 2022 5:11 pm

    Tiffany , Jason and family.,our hearts ache for your family. We will keep you forever in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sue Danielson Posted March 15, 2022 6:42 pm

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy To All…

  • Roxanne Anderson Posted March 15, 2022 7:28 pm

    Tiffany, So deeply sorry you have to go through a heartbreak like this. Keeping your family in our most caring prayers.”

  • Jeff and Kirsten Wooten Posted March 15, 2022 7:41 pm

    Jason,Tiffany, Taylor and Tatum, we are so heart broken over the loss of Tanner! We are sending our love, thoughts and prayer . We love you!

  • Linda Kimminau Posted March 16, 2022 2:36 pm

    Tiffany and family, I’ve been thinking of you every day and sharing in your sorrow. My deepest condolences.

  • Michelle and Mark McCleery’ Posted March 16, 2022 2:53 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your entire family.

  • Christine and Jimmy Allen Posted March 16, 2022 3:22 pm

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Nothing can prepare a Parent for this horrible tragedy. A heartache like no other. I am so very sorry for the loss of Tanner. Tom Cooper truly loves those young men.

  • Dan & Rebecca Eckhardt and family Posted March 17, 2022 7:25 am

    Continuing to hold your family up with thoughts and prayers. Prayers for comfort, strength and peace and that God would carry you through this difficult time. 🙏🏻

  • Pete Talkington Posted March 17, 2022 9:06 am

    Thinking about you guys everyday praying you will find peace and comfort. Tanner was loved by so many people you guys raised a terrific man and a great family. I’ll always remember our years together they were some of the best in my life. Love you both.

    • Larry G Habrock Posted March 17, 2022 10:31 am

      May your faith in God guide you through this time.of sorrow. Keep those memories strong..

  • Larry G Habrock Posted March 17, 2022 10:45 am

    We pray that your faith in God will comfort you. Keep those memories strong.

  • Mike & Carol Pflueger Posted March 18, 2022 7:07 pm

    Continuing to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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