Where it all started

Tanner's story

Tanner John Franck was stillborn October 23, 2016. His family spent 12 precious hours with him filled with love, cuddles, pictures, hello's and goodbye's thanks to a CuddleCot the hospital had available. After struggling with the loss his family chose to find a way to honor Tanner by helping support other families suffering pregnancy and infant loss. They find healing in comforting and supporting other loss families. 

Loving Tanner is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit that exists to support and advocate for families suffering pregnancy and infant loss. We work to educate the public and break the stigma associated with pregnancy and infant loss. Our organization is part of the initiative to have a Cuddle Cot placed in every hospital.

We offer care boxes, peer support, certificates of life, and remembrance items all free of charge.


Provide love and support to those facing miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.

We will walk alongside loss families on their grief journey.

Danielle Franck


I was born in Denver, Colorado and have lived in different places throughout NE Iowa. I've made my home in Rural Quasqueton with my husband Tyler and four boys Hunter, Cooper, Oliver and Jasper. I am happy to be raising my boys as a stay-home-mom right now. My husband and I started Loving Tanner as a way to honor our son and heal our hearts by providing love and support to families grieving a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

Nick Dennie

Vice President

I was born on a farm outside of Winthrop and was a Graduate of East Buchanan High School. After high school attended Iowa State University graduating in 2007. I currently live on an acreage outside of Winthrop with my Fiance Katelin and daughter Hadley. I am a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Independence and one of the owners of Fat Chefs Catering out of Winthrop. I also serve as the President of the Buchanan County Fairboard.

Tyler Franck


I have lived in rural Quasqueton my whole life. I enjoy spending my time with my wife Danielle and four boys Hunter, Cooper, Oliver and Jasper. I work as a carpenter and am co-owner of Franck Construction. My wife and I started Loving tanner as a way to provide support to other grieving families and honor our son Tanner, who was stillborn October 23, 2016.

Amber Hankins

Director of Fundraising

I was born and raised in Winthrop, IA and currently reside in Edgewood, IA with my husband Jason, daughter Cora and dog Fergie. The Loving Tanner non-profit organization has a very special place in my family’s heart as our first born, daughter, Macie was stillborn at 39 weeks on August 18, 2017. No one should have to go through a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death alone. Being on the board of this amazing non-profit organization makes me feel very grateful and honored.

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