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Tanck, Kathleen A.

Kathleen A. Tanck, age 65, of 1614 S. 30th Street, Manitowoc, died unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

Kathleen was born on February 9, 1948 in Two Rivers, WI, daughter of the late Gerhardt and Caroline (Nischke) Diedrich. She was a graduate of Washington High School in Two Rivers with the class of 1966. On April 27, 1996 she married Ralph H. Tanck at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport, WI. Kathleen was employed with Hamilton Industries of Two Rivers for 10 years and then with the Foley Aluminum Company in Manitowoc for 17 years. She and her husband Ralph were both later employed as Independent Contractors with Gannett Publishers for the past 13 years.

Survivors include her husband: Ralph H. Tanck, Manitowoc; four daughters and two sons-in-law: Linda Grider, Manitowoc, MaryAnn and Kevin Brzezowicz, Manitowoc, Nancy and Robert Rehme, Crivitz, WI, Jennifer Kolarik, Manitowoc; eight grandchildren: Tristin Grider, Adriene Grider, Devin Grider, Blake Peltier, Coty Rathsack, Caleb Rathsack, Cameron Devore and Grace Kolarik; two sisters and two brothers-in-law: Laura and Bob Steeber, Sarah and Russ Engelbrecht; three brothers and three sisters-in-law: Bruce and Karen Diedrich, Keith and Sue Diedrich, Art and Linda Diedrich, all of Two Rivers. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She is also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother-in-law: Pamela and Clarence Rehme and Nancy Diedrich.

Cremation has taken place at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and a Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dr. James Klein with burial of her cremated remains to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 3, 2013
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