Tank, Gene Allen
January 31, 1942 – December 19, 2013
Age 71 Formerly of Brainerd, MN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at his home in Mounds View, MN. He was born January 31, 1942 in Sauk Centre, MN to Irving H. and Frieda E. Tank. Gene was a spirited child, loving father and an entrepreneur he began building DEERLAND ZOO in 1962 with his Mother and Father and maintained the family business until he sold it in 2000. An unforgettable person – Gene was a charmer who enjoyed animals, fishing, travelling, and loved to make people laugh. He is survived by: Three sons; Gary (Gina) Tank of Pillager, MN, Greg Tank of St. Cloud, MN, Gerry (Kritsana) Tank of Oakland, CA, One sister Faye (Edward) Knickmeier of Las Vegas, NV, 7 grandchildren and 5 nieces. Gene is preceded in death by his parents Irving H. & Frieda E Tank; and his brother Wayne Tank. Grave side service pending at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd.