LeRoy A. Tank

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Leroy A. Tank, age 65 of New Hampton, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home in New Hampton. LeRoy Arthur Tank was born on September 9, 1948 to Harold and Mabel (Lewig) Tank in New Hampton, IA. He was raised in Lawler until the sixth grade when his family moved to New Hampton. LeRoy was a 1966 graduate of New Hampton High School. Upon graduating, LeRoy began his career in the masonry business working for Tank and Sons Masonry. In 1968, LeRoy was drafted into the United States Army and later received his honorable discharge. On August 23, 1969, LeRoy was united in marriage to Sandra K. Zmoos, of Waucoma, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. To this union four children were born; Cindy, Jenny, Krisy and Jason. Soon after their marriage, LeRoy began Tank Brothers Masonry with his brother, Alan. Later, he started Tank Masonry. LeRoy always took great pride in his family. He especially enjoyed taking his grandchildren for rides in the golf cart. LeRoy’s hobbies included fishing, working in his shop, attending auctions and collecting antiques. He also restored vintage automobiles and tractors. He loved the Arts and enjoyed creating music, ceramics, drawing and architecture. LeRoy had a love for animals, always supporting humane societies. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Iowa Barn Foundation. LeRoy is survived by his wife, Sandy of New Hampton; daughters, Cindy (Kevin Murphy) Tank-Murphy of Naperville, IL, Jenny (Paul Freeborn) Tank of Naperville, IL, Krisy (Joel Godfryt) Tank-Godfryt of Sahaurita, AZ; son, Jason Tank of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Avery, Addison, Paxton, Lydia and Brayden; sister, Lois Hackman of Waterloo, IA; brothers, Wendell (LaVonne) Tank and Alan (Karen) Tank both of New Hampton, IA; sisters-in-law, Lurlean Tank and Jean Tank, both of New Hampton; brother-in-law Clarence Haupt, Jr. of Sumner, IA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; LaVerne Tank, Helen Haupt, Arnold Tank, Ruth Tank and Walter Tank.

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  1. Sandi and Family
    We are saddened to hear about your loss. May God comfort all of you in the days ahead.

  2. Sandy & Family,
    my heart is with you and thoughts and prayers are also with you
    as you travel threw these difficult days. may god wrap his arms
    around you and help guide you.
    Terri Gibbs

  3. Sandy & family,
    My thoughts & prayers go out to all of you! Cherish all of the good times & memories with your Dad. He was so very proud of all of you & his grandchildren. He used to stop and show us all of his pictures. He will be greatly missed by all.
    Linn & Shirley Wagoner

  4. Sandy & family, I am so very, very sorry to hear about Leroy. My heart goes out to you all. Let me know what I can do to help. You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. – Marj Huegel

  5. Krisy and Family – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May all the wonderful memories bring you peace . God will be with you and give you the strength during his time. Know we care.

  7. Sandy and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss of Leroy. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you keep in your hearts bring you comfort and peace.

  8. Sandy, Cindy, Jenny, Krisy and Jason– Expressing our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your time of loss. May God give you the strength to endure these difficult days. Know that you are in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers and may you feel the love that surrounds you always.

  9. Sandy, Krisy and Family – Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.

  10. Sandy, my thoughts have not strayed for from you and your family these past couple of days. Please know you all are in my prayers during this sad time. Gabby sends some hugs especially for you.

  11. Thoughts and Prayers are with the family and friends. So sorry for your loss. May GOD bring you comfort through these difficult times.

  12. Very sorry to hear about Leroy. I lived two houses to the east of Leroy. One year just before Halloween I came home from work to find 3 pumpkins sitting on my picnic table. I knew they came from Leroy, so my daughter and I carved them and we took one back over to his house. He wasn’t home when we took it over so we hope he enjoyed it. He will be missed as neighbor. Jason & Katlyn Parson

  13. Chuck and I will be keeping you all in our prayers during this difficult time. Leroy was such a caring and thoughtful person (he loved my homemade sweet pickles) He will be missed… Chuck & Pat Bartie

  14. Our thoughts and prayers to the Tank family. May his memories fill your hearts at this time. David and Jeanne Roder

  15. I remember working on the wild thing. Hearing the engines roar. Always in the hot rod shed sitting with my godfather and my dad too.

  16. To all of the Tank family, we are so sorry to hear of LeRoy’s passing. We have not seen any of the family for some time but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dean and Judy Zupke

  17. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2)

  18. To Jen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and will continue to be through this difficult time. Erin Mills

  19. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. I have many memories of playing with all of you during tractor pulls when we were little and my heart breaks for your family. Deepest sympathies- Jeanne (Stange) Rochford & family

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