Date of Death
February 2, 2013
Place of Death
Three Rivers, Michigan
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
James Phil Tank, age 69, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at his home. He was born in Marcellus, MI., on July 6, 1943, the son of Albert Ervin and Emily Elizabeth (Pocheki) Tank.
Mr. Tank graduated from Marcellus High School in 1961. As a young man, James worked with all of his family on the farm. He then began work at Dayco (Day International Company) now Flint Corporation before retiring in 2005.
Jim loved to be outdoors. He was an avid hunter, a member of the N.R.A. (National Rifle Association) and loved to cut wood for both family and friends. He never lost an opportunity to pass his knowledge along to his grandchildren and children whom he spent most of his time with along with his sister, Jean, whom he was very close to and best friend, Roy.
Mr. Tank was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Gerry Tank, whom passed in 2004, one brother, Harry Tank, and one sister, Bernice Mikel.
He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Dawn (Phil) Furney, of Sturgis, MI., and Robin (Jeffery) Plomb, of White Pigeon, MI.; two sons, James “Jim” (Amy) Tank Jr., of Sturgis, MI., and David (Shelly Bixler-Martin) Martin, of Three Rivers; sister, Jean G. Ackley, of Marcellus, MI.; five grandchildren, McKenzie and Alex Martin, Brandy Hilts, Devin Plomb, and Alexis Byers; great- granddaughter, Kaylie Hilts; Many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be donated to the National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) or the March of Dimes. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home P.O. Box 1018; 1004 Arnold St; Three Rivers, MI 49093.