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Alan Lank

May 7, 1962 — January 25, 2017

Alan Lank

Donald Alan "Alien" Lank, age 54 of Coffeyville, Kansas met his Lord and Savior at 8:50 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in an automobile accident.

Born May 7, 1962 in Ellsworth, Kansas to Donald Joseph and Helen Gayle (Roberts) Lank, he was raised in Coffeyville, where he attended Field Kindley High School, graduating in 1981. Following high school, Alan enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in Chicago, Illinois and Miramar, California. After four years, he re-enlisted for another year where he completed a world tour, visiting such locales as Hawaii, France, Kuwait and the Philippines. He was a member of the VF-211 squadron on the supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) where he served as a cook. The Kitty Hawk was both the first and last active ship of her class, and the last oil-fired aircraft carrier in service with the United States Navy. Following his service in the Navy, Alan returned to Coffeyville and was employed by Bartlett Mill. After his first nephew was born, he began his favorite profession by far -- serving as a compassionate care-giver. He held that position for over 24 years, caring for his nephews living in Coffeyville. Alan's other passions included cooking, baking and listening to his favorite classic rock music.

Alan was preceded in death by his father, Donald Joseph Lank of Coffeyville, and his niece, Presley Nicole Ruch of Joplin, Missouri, maternal and paternal grandparents. Survivors include his mother, Helen Gayle (Roberts) Lank of Coffeyville; sister, Deana Michelle Reiner of Coffeyville; sister, Camela Dawn Ruch of Joplin; nephews Matthew Gene Reiner and Jacob Maurice Reiner, niece Emilie Louise Reiner, all of Coffeyville; and nieces Jamie Camden Blaes and Sheridan Dawn Ruch, all of Joplin.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with Chaplain Keith Springer officiating. Alan's mother and sisters will receive family and friends prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 pm at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To leave an online condolence visit

Memorials to honor Alan can be made in his name to either the Coffeyville American Legion or the VFW. American Legion Post 20, 811 W 12th St, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337 or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1022, 1714 W 8th St, Coffeyville, KS 67337. Contributions may be left at the chapel.

Inurnment Services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Patio in Coffeyville, Kansas. Inurnment will take place in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.


Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Saturday, January 28, 2017
1pm to Service Time


Interment Service

Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
2000 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Saturday, March 11, 2017
11:00 am


Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
2000 Woodland Ave.
Coffeyville, KS  67337

Memorial Contributions

Coffeyville American Legion Post 20
811 W 12th St
Coffeyville, KS  67337

Coffeyville VFW Post 20
1714 W 8th St
Coffeyville, KS  67337
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