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James "Jim" R Tank

May 23, 1938February 12, 2021

James “Jim” Tank of Davenport, IA, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center. A private family service will be held at Weerts Funeral Home which can be viewed online via livestream at www.facebook.com/WeertsFuneral starting at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Per his wishes, Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life tailgate will be held in the fall. Memorials may be left to the North Scott Educational Foundation or the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com

Jim was born May 23, 1938, to Robert and Velma (Jebens) Tank in Davenport. Jim graduated from Davenport High School in 1956. He continued his education at the University of Iowa, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree. Jim was united in marriage to Linda Sebolt on August 4, 1984, in Davenport, bringing together a blended family of five children; Amy, Becky, Tom, Beth and Tony. Jim was the president of the former Central Trust and Savings Bank in Eldridge. He later took a position with Northwestern Mutual as an agent. He retired in 2017.

Jim was a member of several boards and organizations in the Quad Cities area including: North Scott Educational Foundation, North Scott School Board, North Scott Lions Club, North Scott Rotary, Davenport Quarter Back Club, Marycrest College, and Good Samaritan.

Jim was an avid runner, running at least 25 Bix 7 races. To say he was an avid Hawkeye fan is an understatement. Fall was reserved for Iowa Hawkeye football. Jim was very patriotic and proud to be an American. He loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his loving wife, Linda, children: Amy (Scott) Smith, Becky (John) Lafrenz, Tom (Jennifer) Tank, Beth (Steve Fuglestad) Tank, and Tony (Darcey) Sebolt; grandchildren: Samuel Smith, Luke (Mara) Smith, Alexandra (Dathan) Speer, Nicholas Lafrenz, Joseph Lafrenz, Sara Tank, Brady Sebolt, Olivia Sebolt, and William Sebolt; great grandson, Weston Speer; and a sister, Lorna Sawyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth Tank.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Tank, Father (deceased)
  • Velma (Jebens) Tank, Mother (deceased)
  • Linda (Sebolt) Tank, Wife
  • Amy (Scott) Smith, Daughter
  • Becky (John) Lafrenz, Daughter
  • Tom (Jennifer) Tank, Son
  • Beth (Steve Fuglestad) Tank, Daughter
  • Tony (Darcey) Sebolt, Son
  • Samuel Smith, Grandchild
  • Luke (Mara) Smith, Grandchild
  • Alexandra (Dathan) Speer, Grandchild
  • Nicholas Lafrenz, Grandchild
  • Joseph Lafrenz, Grandchild
  • Sara Tank, Grandchild
  • Brady Sebolt, Grandchild
  • Olivia Sebolt, Grandchild
  • William Sebolt, Grandchild
  • Weston Speer, Great-Grandchild
  • Lorna Sawyer, Sister
  • He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth Tank.
  • DONATIONS

  • North Scott Educational Foundation
  • University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Iowa City

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

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Bill Freund

February 24, 2021

Tom and his family were both fun and impactful people in the ELDRIDGE community for me growing up. Got loans from Tom at Central Trust, I went to school with his son Tom and his daughter Amy who had such an amazing heart. Sending hugs & prayer...

NANCY JEBENS CHENEY

February 22, 2021

JIM WAS A WONDERFUL MAN AND COUSIN. WE WOULD SEE EACH OTHER AT COLLAGE PLUS AT GRANDMA'S HOUSE YEARS AGO, ALL THE COUSINS CAME TO GRANDMAS HOUSE AND WE PLAYED IN THE YARD WITH FRUIT AND WOULD EAT IT. SO MANY TIMES GATHERINS AT THE TANK'S IN ELDRIDGE, IOWA. I MISS ALL OF IT SO MUCH. JIM WAS ALWAYS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND I WILL MISS HIM. GOD BLESS MY FRIEND AND COUSIN. AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY EACH YEAR, MY FUTURE HUSBAND BILL AND JIM WOULD PLAY PING PONG AND JIM ALWAYS SLAM DUNK AND THAT PING PONG BALL WOULD SAIL PAST BILL. JIM ALWAYS WON. GOOD MEMORIES AND WE MISS MY COUSIN.

Dennis Koch

February 20, 2021

Still another wonderful memory of Leclaire road. The Tanks, the two Ewoldts, the Wieses, and the Kochs. We were all the best of best friends.
I'm told that that Jim and my brother Larry were kept after school one afternoon. With the teacher out of the room, they crawled out the 2nd floor window, scaled the wall and went home. 😅😅 Our blessings to Lorna and all the family.
Denny and Lana Koch
Mesquite TX

Kelly Meyer

February 18, 2021

Deepest Sympathies to all of the family. I met Jim through Rotary and he always had a big smile, a hug, and a handshake. Prayers to you Linda, and the entire family.

Julie Newell

February 17, 2021

To the whole Tank Clan.
So sorry for your loss. The Collins Clan has many fond memories of Jim. He always had a smile and hug for anyone who wanted it. His laugh was infectious and the thought of him makes all of us smile! We are sending hugs and warm, happy thoughts of how much joy Jim brought to the world. He will be missed. He and Karen are probably plotting and Eldridge reunion as we speak!

Dick, Dan, Julie, Jenni, Doug, Marcy and Jeff Collins (and various other surnames)

Deac and Mary Sue Ryan

February 17, 2021

Dear Tank Family,
We knew Jim in many different ways--first through the bank, then as a parent, and as a friend.
We want to say how much we appreciated Jim for all his services to our community. We also appreciated his ability to always make you feel special. He was a "stand out" friendly person.
We pray you will be comforted by so many good memories--and by God's special comfort and strength.

Marian Harkness

February 17, 2021

My deepest condolences to Linda and the family on Jim’s passing. He was a great man and a fun loving human. My prayers are with you all.

Michael & Judy Gray

February 16, 2021

Linda & Family,

So sorry to learn of your loss. Jim was so kind to us when we first met both of you. Treasure the many wonderful memories you had together and know that Jim is now resting peacefully watching over all of you.

Mike & Judy Gray
Palm Coast, Florida

Ruth Porsch

February 16, 2021

Linda
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I so enjoyed the time I spent with you and Jim. Whether in your home or on a bank trip there was sure to be laughter with Jim around. Thank you for inviting me into your orbit. I treasure the memories.
Ruth

Pat Bruner

February 16, 2021

Linda - My sympathies to you and your family. Jim was a special person and a good friend to Art and I.

FROM THE FAMILY