Thomas Mank

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Thomas D. Mank, 90, of Belleville, IL, born November 29, 1932, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, May 29, 2023, in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Mank thoroughly enjoyed his career in sales of truck and automotive equipment.    Tom was a member of the Belleville Elks Lodge #481 and Westhaven where he loved spending time with his friends.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Tom was a wonderful and loving husband who will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle H. Graves, nee Mank; two sons, Timothy Mank and Stephen Mank; and his parents, Gilmore and Helen, nee Reeb, Mank.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Cheryl, nee Lickenbrock, Mank, whom he married on June 29, 1996;
a son, Daniel (Diane) Mank of Waterloo, IL;
a daughter, Maura (Jeffrey, Sr.) Leehy of Belleville, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Sherri Mank of Belleville, IL;
a son-in-law, Brian Graves;
nine grandchildren, Stephen (Jamie) Mank, Andrew Mank, Mandy (Jacob) Kirleis, Monica (Michael) Stier, Ryan Mank, Cara (Tyler) Kohlmeier, and Jeffrey Jr., Nathan, and Luke Leehy;
seven great-grandchildren;
a brother, Richard (Ann) Mank;
a nephew, John (Katie) Mank;
and a niece, Debbi (Doug) Biggs.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


8 Comments on Thomas Mank

Cathy Hawkins said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2023 at 8:57 AM

Oh, Cheryl! I'm so sorry for your loss! Tom was always a true gentleman - I have so many fond memories of him at the Elks & Westhaven!

  • Belleville
  • Il
Tricia Rau Bleich said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2023 at 5:04 PM

Cheryl, my deepest sympathies to you and your family! Prayers for you all!

  • Swansea
  • IL
Richard and Ann Mank said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2023 at 9:31 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Tom's family. Your loss is our loss, too and we will miss him.

  • Mooresville
  • North Carolina
Glenda McAfee said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2023 at 5:53 AM

Thinking of all the great times we had together with all of BPOE 481members and families. Tom always had a smile and a warm greeting whenever he saw you.

  • Seminole
  • Fl
Shirlene Kassing said : Guest Report May 31, 2023 at 11:30 AM

Dan , my sympathy on the death of your dad . Thinking of you all. Shirlrne

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Kelly Whitney said : Guest Report May 31, 2023 at 8:26 AM

So sorry for your loss

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jack Oesterle,Jr. said : Guest Report May 30, 2023 at 10:52 PM

Steve, We are so sorry for your loss of your father! I always seen him in church with his family. "May The Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him" Mary (Pope) & Jack Oesterle,Jr.

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri
Vicki Rohde said : Guest Report May 30, 2023 at 5:48 PM

Please accept my condolences.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois

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