Tank Family Obituaries
Ashland County, Wisconsin

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Edwin Tank (26 June 1911 - 5 July 1932)
Source: Butternut Bulletin (Butternut, Ashland County, Wis.) Thursday, 7 July 1932

Edwin Tank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus. Tank of the Town of Agenda, suffered injuries early Tuesday morning which resulted in his death several hours later, when the Ford truck which he was driving ran into the bridge rail, on old Highway 13 where it crosses Butternut creek, about a half mile north of Butternut.

The young man was returning to his home from a dance at Sugar Bush pavilion, and appearances at the point of the wreck showed that his car slewed from the road on approaching the bridge, and knocked over several of the wooden guard posts, and then upon hitting the bridge the angle iron bridge rail penetrated the door of the car, crushed the left side of the unfortunate driver, continuing on through the steel body of the car. The momentum of the car threw it sideways and over away from the bridge rail, so that it stood upright in the water along-side the bridge.

Several cars passed from the north, but none observed the wrecked car. Gilbert Bentz, returning from the north after having passed from the south, stopped to investigate, and immediately discovered Tank in the car, and removing him, brought him to Butternut for first aid. He was then taken to the Park Falls hospital, where he died, shortly after his wound had been dressed.

Edwin Tank is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tank. He was born in the Town of Agenda, and attended the graded schools in that town, and later graduated from the Butternut High School with the class of 1928. He was aged 21 years, his birthday being June 26th.

Besides his sorrowing parents, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. George Goellner, and Mrs. George Vogl, Butternut, Mrs. Ernest Spinti, Chicago, Mrs. Art Helke, Madison, two brothers, Walter, of Wisconsin Rapids, and Arnold of Butternut. They can take consolation in the sacred memories of the loving Christian life of the departed.

The whole neighborhood deeply sympathizes with Mr. and Mrs. Tank, and the brothers and sisters in the tragic and untimely death of their son and brother.

The funeral will be held from the Lutheran church Friday afternoon.

Source: Butternut Bulletin (Butternut, Ashland County, Wis.) Thursday, 14 July 1932

The funeral of the late Edwin Tank, was held last Friday afternoon, from the St. Paul Lutheran church, of which he had been a faithful and life-long member, and where many who cherished his friendship and good-will during his short life gathered to pay their last respects, and to sympathize with his grief-stricken relatives.

Following the funeral services presided over by Rev. E. M. Telschow, the remains were laid at rest in the Union cemetery.

Margaret M. Tank (20 Apr. 1915 Ė 25 Nov. 2005)
Source: Park Falls Herald (Park Falls, Price County, Wis.) Monday, 28 Nov. 2005 

Margaret M. Tank, 90, Margaret M. Tank, age 90, of Glidden, died Friday, November 25, 2005, at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls. She was born on April 20, 1915 in Peeksville, the daughter of Louis and Mary (Turner) Hoffman. She spent her early life in Peeksville. On June 19, 1936, she married Otto Tank in Butternut. Otto preceded her in death in 1970. The couple farmed and Margaret was a homemaker. In 1968, she moved to West Bend where she was employed with the West Bend Company. She moved to Glidden in 1989 to be closer to her family. She was an avid gardener and an excellent seamstress.

She is survived by two daughters, Marlene (Lawrence) Setterman of Fifield and Carol Billing of Park Falls; six sons: William (Arlene) Tank of Glidden, Edward Tank of Butternut, Otto (Shelley) Tank of Park Falls, Richard Tank of Butternut, Ronald (Sherry) Tank of Butternut and Robert Tank of Butternut; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Weinberger, of Butternut; two brothers, Melvin (Esther) Peterson of Park Falls and Edward (Carol Jean) Peterson of Butternut; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Otto; her daughter Patricia Lobermeier; her grandson Dale Setterman; and two sons-in-law, Duwayne Lobermeier and Lawrence Billing.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Butternut. Rev. John A. Deitz will officiate.

Burial will take place at Butternut Union Cemetery in Butternut.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.

The Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls is handling the arrangements for the family.

Ruth C. Tank (22 Feb. 1934 - 21 Oct. 2004)
Source: Park Falls Herald (Park Falls, Price County, Wis.) Wednesday, 27 Oct. 2004

Ruth C. Tank, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at Flambeau Hospital, Park Falls.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 25, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Butternut; Rev. John Deitz officiating.

Burial was in Butternut Union Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Butternut. Her parents were Martin and Gertrude (Schultz) Schmidt.

She married Carl Tank June 20, 1953, in Butternut.

She is survived by three sons, Jeff (Karen) Tank of Butternut, Joey Tank of St. Germain and Gary (Theresa) Tank of Spotsylvania, VA; a daughter, Debra Ramey of Muncie, IN; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Millicent (Walter) Kloess of Butternut; and by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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