Ruth Tank1918 - 2015
Ruth Estelle Tank age 96 of Rogers City
passed away March 24, 2015 at Rogers City Tendercare.
She was born March 29, 1918 in Onaway
to Wesley and Esther (Pangburn) Chapman,
Ruth graduated from Onaway High School in 1937, Her first job was at the
Onaway Garment Factory, Soon, the second World War took place so Ruth
went to Detroit to seek employment. She took a job at the National
Automotive Fibers as a government inspector of parachutes. After the war
ended, she took a job at Beauty Craft Supply Co. in Detroit, which only
lasted until Russell Tank showed up; it wasn’t long until they were
married on the banks of the Rainy River on October 19, 1946, Mrs. Tank
worked in Rogers City at Hausenburg Market and later retired from the
Rogers City Gambles Store.
Ruth and Russell were blessed with three lovely children, Marlene, Craig
and Mitchell, Marlene married Donald Sisson and gave them two
grandchildren, Phillip and Karen Sisson; Philip and his wife Traci gave
them two great granddaughters, Samantha and Summer, Karen and
her husband Jim Jackson gave them four great granddaughters, Karli,
Marisa, Olivia, and Michelle. Craig and his wife Eileen gave them three
grandchildren, Eric (Leanna), Christopher and Beth Ann Tank; they gave
three great grandchildren, Anthony, Eva and Zoey. Also surviving are
2 sisters, Lucille “Tootie” Henning and Nancy Thompson; and
many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by:
her loving husband, Russell,
two older brothers, Newton “Nute” and Harold “Pete” Chapman;
three sisters, Dorothy Jurgensen, Louise Judge and Edith Reiger.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Saturday, March 28th from
10:30 a.m, through time of her funeral at 12:00 noon with
Pastor Eric Voigt officiating,
Inurnment will take place at North Allis Township Cemetery later
in the spring.
Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church,
Hospice of Michigan or a charity of your choice.