Paul Tanke, age 80, of Hartland, was born into eternal life surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, February 8, 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Antoinette; his children, Christopher (Stephanie) Tanke and Susan (Charles) Osborn; his brothers, Edward Tanke and Gerald Tanke; his grandchildren, Michael Tanke, Alexander Tanke, Jackson Tanke, Annalise Tanke, Emily Osborn, Caroline Osborn and Bennett Osborn; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Tanke, and his mother, Dorothy Tanke.
Paul spent 30 years working in the trucking industry. He worked his way up from a clerk to vice president. He spent the last 15 years working for Klein Insurance Group selling commercial insurance to trucking companies.
He spent the last 10 years as a loving devoted caregiver to the love of his life in her journey battling Alzheimer’s disease.
Paul was an avid gardener, golfer and loved fishing.
The family would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the staff at Shorehaven, his church family at UCC, and the many caregivers at the Wisconsin Heart Hospital, Waukesha Memorial and AngelsGrace Hospice.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral services for Paul will be held on Saturday, February 13, at 5:00 PM with a visitation for family and friends starting at 3:00 PM, all to take place at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 815 S. Concord Road, Oconomowoc.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.