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1933 James 2014

James Tank

August 25, 1933 — November 26, 2014

James J. Tank, 81, of Peoria, passed away at 5:38 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at his home.
He was born on August 25, 1933 in Mason City, IA to Harold and Elise (Schellenberger) Tank Sr. They preceded him in death, along with his brother, Harold Tank Jr., and a daughter, Lori Anne. He married Mary Ann Doyle on August 31, 1954 in Spencer, IA.
James is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Peoria, daughter, Connie Jo (H.R.) Cook of Topeka, KS; and three grandchildren, Samantha (Joe), Alexandra (Colby) and James.
He graduated from Spencer Iowa High School in 1951 and from the University of Iowa in 1957, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.
James worked for Caterpillar, Inc. from 1957 to 1995. During this time, his accounting assignments took him to all of the U.S. plants and many overseas facilities.
He enjoyed his retirement playing cards (bridge), working in the yard and during the winter, staying warm in Arizona. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Peoria.
Services will be private, with interment at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to EP!C in Peoria, formerly PARC.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria.

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