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Dorothy A. Tank Obituary


Dorothy A. Tank, age 85, of Black Creek passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. She was born October 18, 1927 in Oshkosh to the late Nester and Sylvia (Brandt) Reitz. Dorothy lived in Seymour and later moved to Black Creek. She married Carlton Tank on January 22, 1949 and he preceded her in death on November 20, 1996.

Dorothy and Carlton had a small farm together where they raised ponies and many other animals. Dorothy also drove school bus for Huettl's for over 23 years. She loved knitting booties for everyone in the family. Dorothy loved to bake and was known for her homemade bread. She also enjoyed spending time in her gardens.

She is survived by her children: James Sr. (Pat) Tank, Amberg; Carl (Barb) Tank, Appleton; Ronald Tank, Seymour; Gerald (Laurie) Tank, Freedom; John (Cindy) Tank, Seymour; Linda (Rich) Elsner, New London; Paul (Terri) Tank, Shiocton; Roger (Mary) Tank, Luxemberg. Further survived 23 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren; two sisters: Dolly Bloedorn and Barb (Mel) Barclay, Seymour; brother Norman (Dorothy) Reitz, WA; sister-in-law Dolores Reitz, Amberg; brother-in-law Don Fries, AL.

In addition to her husband and parents Dorothy was preceded in death by three sisters: Marge (Harold "Fuzzy") Lahn, Adeline (Darrel) Land, and Lois Fries; brother Albert Reitz, and twin brother Donald (Rita) Reitz.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 4 pm until services at 7 pm with Pastor Earl Smith officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Special thanks to Tabitha and the staff at Emerald Valley Assisted Living and to ThedaCare Hospice for the wonderful care given to our mom.

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