Richard Tank

Date of Death: Mar 18, 2019
Richard Tank

1935 - 2019

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

Dick was born November 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.

Special Thanks

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



  1. Jack and Lani Nummerdor Says: March 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep your whole family in our prayers.
    Jack and Lani Nummerdor

  2. Judy + Jim Geib Says: March 19, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family May you find peace and comfort and know Dick is in a better place I remember all the good times we had togethet

  3. Doug, Dan, Cheryl and your families — my sincere condolences in the loss of your Dad. May God give you His peace through this time and in the road ahead. Sincerely, Debb (Friese) Southard

  4. Ron and Pat Bruesch Says: March 20, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    We are sending our sincere condolences to your entire family. May God’s peace be with you and give you strength during these sad times.

  5. Mary Ann and family, we are so sorry to hear about Dick. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dave and Nancy Vanderkin

  6. Kathy and Roger Schaalma Says: March 20, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    To Dan, and your grieving family…Roger and I send our sympathies to you all. If there is anything you need, please reach out. Remember all the good times– take comfort from all those that love you during this time of grief.

  7. Bill and Linda Walker Says: March 21, 2019 at 6:03 am

    You and your family have our deepest sympathy.

  8. Carol Schacht Says: March 25, 2019 at 7:44 am

    We wish to send our sincere sympathy to the family of our cousin Dick. As kids we spent many summer days at our Grandmother’s on the farm.
    Carol Schacht (Don)
    Joyce Guse
    David Rohlinger (Sue}

  9. Kristine Says: March 28, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Mary Ann and family –
    Thank you for allowing me to be there for you and your families during the last several months. It was my honor to have met Dick and witness the love and care that surrounded him during this part of his journey. God’s peace be with you.
    Kristine, social worker

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