Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA


Kenneth John Tank

July 21, 1935April 30, 2020

Kenneth J. Tank, 84, of Walcott, IA passed away on April 30, 2020 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Per his wishes, cremation rights have been accorded. Inurnment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be left to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Maysville Fire Department or North Scott Educational Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.weertsfh.com. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Ken was born July 21, 1935 in Davenport, Iowa to Robert and Velma (Jebens) Tank. He graduated from Davenport High School. He earned a degree from Iowa State College and went on to serve in the Iowa National Guard. Ken was united in marriage to Annette Schiffke on May 3, 1959 in Davenport. Together, they farmed for more than 50 years. He was a sales representative for Pioneer Seed for 23 years and additionally, a long time board member of the Mississippi Valley Fair and American Mutual Insurance Association.

His memberships included St. Paul Lutheran Church, Deer Valley Collectors, NS Rotary, Skat and Sheephead Card Clubs. Ken was a member of 4-H in his youth and later became a 4-H leader. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa State Cyclones fan. Go Cyclones! His greatest enjoyment was family, agriculture and antique farm equipment. Ken is survived by his wife of 61 years; children, Nathan (Lisa) Tank, Kathy (Todd) Gehrls and Andrew (Kelly) Tank; granddaughters, Hailee (Kris), Taylor, Erin and Abbie and great grandson, Harrison; brother, James (Linda) Tank and sister, Lorna (Norm) Sawyer. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Makenzie.

The family would also like to thank the nurses, doctors, Comfort Keepers, Clarissa Cook Staff and Genesis VNA for their care and support.


  • A memorial service will be held at a later date


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David and Paulette Dow

May 6, 2020

Paulette and I send our condolences to the family.
Ken was always a gentleman amoung our hobby group, and good for a visit.
May long time good memories start to fill the void a bit.
Peace and good health to all.

William Stone

May 3, 2020

We first met Ken and Annette on a trip to Alaska a number of years ago. It was a great time together and they were such a nice and fun couple. We met a few times after that trip and greatly enjoyed visiting with them and eating some of their sweet corn!

We send our love and sincere condolences to Annette and the family.

God bless,

Bill & Betty Stone

Gail Kirkpatrick

May 1, 2020

Cousin Kenny has always been in my life; one of my earliest memories is of him running around our house at a birthday party for Gary. He loved the family and he loved the farm. He always had a wonderful story or memory to share. He will be so missed by the family.

Dianne Graham

May 1, 2020

Annette and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always think of Ken as a kind, loving family man. He always seemed to love his life; the farming, the fair, his tractors, being with relatives from Germany and hosting others. Such a knowledgeable man.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Dianne Graham

Dave Burrows

May 1, 2020

So sad to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a good man. Always polite. Interested in what you had to say. A real rock. I knew him from the Mississippi Valley Fair. Nice man. My deepest condolences to his family.

Dave Burrows

Lynne Jebens

April 30, 2020

I have lots of memories from my childhood… Of staying at the house in Eldridge, of all the wonderful family reunions, especially the one at the farm in the 90° weather in the barn. LOL. My special memory will always be if Annette and Kenny coming to NYC. It is the only time I have ever eaten at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Sending you all hugs and love. Lynne

Patrick Beals

April 30, 2020

Condolences. I am Ann Jebens Beals’s son. Take care in this crazy time.

Claudia Jebens

April 30, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear this news! I always enjoyed getting together at the reunions thru the years. God bless!


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