Richard Tank, 83, Waupun

March 20, 2019

Richard Tank, 83, Waupun, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at Anchor Communities II in Brandon.

Dick was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Waupun, the son of Frank and Irma Schrauth Tank. Dick attended Waupun schools and graduated from Waupun High School in 1954. From 1958-1960, he served with the U.S. Army with most of his duty spent in Alaska. On May 10, 1958, he married Mary Ann Pluim in Waupun. The couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Dick was employed at Waupun State Prison for 29 years.

Dick is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Waupun; their three children, Douglas (Laurie) Tank of Waupun, Daniel (Lana) Tank of Waupun and Cheryl (David) DenHartigh of Waupun; four grandchildren, Adam and Taylor Tank, and Sydney and Aaron DenHartigh; a great-granddaughter, Parker; a sister, Ruth Ann Farr; brothers-in-law, Elden Zwieg and Ronald Pluim; a sister-in-law, Delores Pluim; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Zwieg; a brother, Robert Tank; brothers-in-law, Jerry Farr and David Pluim; and a sister-in-law, Connie Tank.

Per Dick’s wishes, services will be private.

The family thanks Generations Hospice and Anchor Communities II for the excellent care given to Dick.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is serving the family. Visit wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for more information and to send condolences.