Andrew J. Mank


Andrew J. Mank,  64, of Belleville, Illinois, born Tuesday, January 13, 1948, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at his home in Belleville, IL.

Andy graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1972.  He was a retired Pharmacist for Schnucks Pharmacy, was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Belleville, IL as well as a former choir member.

He was preceded in death by his: 

  • Son: Gregory A. Mank
  • Parents: Charles and Pauline nee Toennies Mank 

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Carol M. nee Wolters Mank of Belleville, IL
  • Daughters
    • Bethany (Jason) Perry of O'Fallon, IL
    • Khara (Jamie) Vanderheyden of O'Fallon, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Gregory Andrew
    • Ethan Andrew
    • Madeline Vanderheyden
    • Andrew Vanderheyden
    • William Vanderheyden
  • Father and Mother-in-Law: Leo and Jeanette Wolters of Aviston, IL
  • Brother: Charles Mank
  • Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law
  • Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Heartland Hospice.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, July 6, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  A funeral procession will leave from Kurrus Funeral  Home in Belleville, IL at 9:45 am, Saturday, July 7, 2012 for a 10:00 am mass of Christian Burial at Saint Henry Catholic Church in Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Andrew J. Mank:

    Dear Bethany and the rest of the Mank Family -

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear husband and father.

    I know how difficult this can be. Trust in God and He will bring you peace.


    Rita Uhl Fairview Heights Illinois 62208

    My sincerest condolences to the entire Mank family. The world has lost the presence of a valiant fighter who was blessed with an amazing family that allowed him the ability to fight his final battle the way he chose. God bless you all during this time of great sorrow.

    Dori Duckworth Collinsville Illinois 62234

    My life long friend has left this world for a better tomorrow. I fondly remember days of singing in the choir all summer at St. George in New Baden, roller skating and musicals with my dear friend, Andy. To Carol and the kids -- my heart goes out to you in your enormous loss. Andy was one of a kind -- a strong and wonderful man. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life.

    Julie Kennett Wier Fairview Heights IL 62208

    Carol & Family
    We're very sorry to learn of Andy's death. We'll remember him as a good neighbor, friend, father and husband, and have many happy memories of you folks. We will pray for all of you.

    Carol & Bob Harris

    Carol & Bob Harris Lakewood Ranch FL 34202

    My prayers are with Andy and the family at this time. I worked with Andy in the pharmacies and I truly loved working with him. He was always so full of energy and always had a smile on his face. He adored his wife and family and he loved his music. He was a great pharmacist and he loved his patients, too! Andy will always be one of the first pharmacists I remember working with as I was in pharmacy school. To the family: "Have faith in God and know that you will see Andy again..." God Bless, Carol Schroeder - pharmacist mgr at Schnucks Godfrey, IL

    Carol Schroeder Jerseyville IL 62052

    Andy was such a dear man. My husband went to high school with Greg, and I first met Andy when he was our pharmacist at Schnucks in Waterloo. My grocery store visits were always brightened by my wonderful chats with him. He was such a delightful human being. The image of he and Greg in heaven, getting reacquainted, makes me smile. We will pray for the Mank family, as I know Andy will be sorely missed. God bless you.

    Judee Sliment Waterloo IL 62298

    Carol and Family. I was so sorry to hear of Andys passing. He was a great neighbor and friend of the Frische family. My condoleces to the family at your loss.

    Marne (Frische) Hoffmann

    Marne Hoffmann Belleville IL 62220

    Andy was a dear classmate of mine at Mater Dei and a good friend from years past. It was so sad to learn of his battle but in the end he is victorius and is now at peace in heaven. God bless Andy's family--I am so happy that Andy walked my way in life, if not for just awhile. I have such good memories of Andy. Donna

    Donna (Wuebbels) Unterreiner Chesterfield Missouri 63017