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Gerald "Jerry" R. Hanna 1944-2008


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 3/4/2008 at 15:54:14

Gerald R. Hanna

Gerald "Jerry" R. Hanna, 63, of 1929 E. 55th St., Tulsa, OK, formerly Forest City, passed away Thursday, January 10 2008 at the St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. A celebration of Jerry's life was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 246 South Clark Street in Forest City with Reverend Wayne Hagen officiating.

Visitation was held from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 North 4th Street, Clear Lake.

Jerry was born August 22, 1944, in Forest City to Harold and Vivian (Dahlby) Hanna. He attended school in Buffalo Center and served in the United States Navy.

He owned and operated Hanna Construction in Forest City until moving to Tulsa, OK in 1997. In Tulsa, he was employed as a Housing Inspector for the Creek Indian Nation.

He enjoyed celebrations with family and friends, time near the lake, country music, horses, home projects, bird watching, and fishing. His family wrote: Jerry's incredible work ethic, playful disposition, and generosity were an inspiration to his family. He lived his life with sincerity and bravery.

Jerry was married to Judith Berkland, the mother of Jennifer, Jeffery, Jason, and Joni. She passed away in 1977. He was married to Margo Osborn (Heywood) March 3, 1978 in Ventura. He became stepfather to C.J., Julie, and Jill.

He is survived by his wife, Margo (Heywood) Hanna; children, Joni Miller and husband Richard of Forest City; Jeff Hanna and friend Brenda Katz of Clear Lake; Jill Kramer and husband Mike, of Garner; Julie Bradshaw and husband Jason, of Clear Lake; C.J. Osborn and wife Pam, of Newton; thirteen grandchildren; one sister, Janeane Flugum of Orange, TX; three brothers, Steve Hanna and wife Betty of Crystal Lake; Vance Hanna of Harrison, AK; and Keith Hanna and wife Kendra of Northfield, MN and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by son and daughter, Jason and Jennifer; first wife, Judith; parents, Harold and Vivian, and stepfather, Art Cepeda; and granddaughter, Savannah Bradshaw.

The Waukon Standard, Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Allamakee Co. connection isn't apparent in this obituary, but because it appeared in the Waukon paper, there most certainly is a connection. If anyone can provide Gerald Hanna's tie to Allamakee co., please contact allamakee@sharylscabin.com so the information can be added to this obit.


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