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Norbert J.  Wank

Norbert J. Wank[1]

Male 1910 - 2002  (91 years)

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  • Name Norbert J. Wank 
    Born 17 Oct 1910  Leipsic, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 6, 2002  New Bavaria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7574  Lucius
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2006 

    Father Henry J. Wank,   b. 15 May 1881,   d. 12 Oct 1948  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Isobel Zoll,   d. 26 Nov 1976 
    Married 13 Oct 1904 
    Family ID F2752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther Ruke,   d. 22 Jul 1970 
    Married 28 Sep 1937 
    Children 
     1. Paul Wank
     2. Nancy Wank
     3. Thomas Wank
     4. Karen Wank,   b. 9 Mar 1951,   d. 11 Mar 1951  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F2754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Viola (Ruke) Doepker 
    Married 10 Aug 1971 
    Family ID F2755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • OBITUARY:

      Norbert Wank

      NEW BAVARIA -- A funeral Mass for Norbert J. Wank, 91, of New Bavaria, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria, the Rev. Stephen Stanbery officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

      Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. today at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a Knights of Columbus rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. and a Scripture service at 8:30 p.m.

      Mr. Wank died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at his residence.

      He was born Oct. 17, 1910, in Leipsic to Henry J. and Mary I. (Zoll) Wank. He married Esther Ruhe on Sept. 28, 1937, and she died July 22, 1970. He married Viola (Ruhe) Doepker on Aug. 10, 1971, and she survives. He was a retired farmer and owner of taverns in Bradner and Leipsic. He was also a former meat cutter in Toledo, Detroit and Leipsic, a former railroad employee and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa Knights of Columbus and Ohio Farm Bureau.

      Also surviving are two sons, Paul and Thomas, both of Leipsic; two daughters, Mrs. Gerard (Nancy) Lonsway, Oregon, Ohio; and Mrs. Jerry (Connie) Miller, Kalida; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Wank; three grandchildren; a brother, Harold Wank; and four sisters, Lucille Leopold, Anna Marie Kuhlman, Martha Haller and Hilda Wank.

      Mr. Wank was a retired farmer. He also had owned taverns in Bradner and Leipsic; was a former meat cutter in the Toledo, Detroit and Leipsic areas; and was a railroad worker.

      He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa Knights of Columbus and Ohio Farm Bureau.

      He graduated from Leipsic High School, where he was on the football team.

      Memorials may be made to Putnam County Hospice or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church masses.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Wank Family Tree (1831 - 1983), Jim Wank, (8/16/1983).