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Hannan, Wayne John 1937-2009


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Date: 11/4/2017 at 15:03:23

Wayne John Hannan
June 21, 1937 - January 6, 2009

Wayne J. Hannan, 71, of Oelwein, Iowa, died suddenly on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters at Oelwein.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein, with Rev. Harry Koelker officiating. Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein. Military Service: 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home by the Oelwein American Legion Ross Reid Post #9. Parish Scripture Service: 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family. Obituary online at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

Wayne John Hannan was born on June 21, 1937 at Oelwein, Iowa the son of Clement Michael & Margaret Jane (Oakes) Hannan. He graduated in 1953 from Stanley High School at Stanley, Iowa. Wayne then worked on the family farm and at John Deere in Waterloo. He served in the U.S. Navy from June 16, 1957 to March 15, 1961. Wayne was married to Patricia Ann Buehner in 1960 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo. They later divorced. Wayne met Helen Natalie (Howe) Anthopoulos in 2001 and they were married on August 25, 2006 at the Dancing Lion in Oelwein. Wayne worked at Chamberlains in Waterloo. He later continued his electrical experience as the owner and operator of Hannan’s Electric in Oelwein for several years. He moved to Ankeny where he retired from Excel Mechanical. He returned to Oelwein where he was currently the City of Oelwein Building Inspector.

Wayne was a member of the Oelwein American Legion Ross Reid Post #9 and the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #33 of Des Moines.

Wayne enjoyed his family, friends, grilling, singing, NASCAR Racing and watching his grandson and son-in-law race their stock cars, he loved gambling, had a good sense of humor and was always the life of the party. Wayne was the “rock” of the family and was always there for everyone with a helping hand. He enjoyed going to Minnesota and spending time with his nephews. Wayne will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Wayne is survived by his Wife: Helen Hannan of Oelwein; Children: Lorrie (Tim) Irvine of Castalia, Debbie (Ken) Irvine of Oelwein, Vicki (Jim) Fox of Dubuque, Lisa Valasek (Michael Yam) of Cedar Rapids, Jerry (Jenny) Hannan of Ankeny & Ann Hannan (Todd Fisher) of Oelwein; 4 Step-Sons: Eric Kisner at home, Spiro Anthopoulos at home, Chris Kisner (Sheila Cripes) of Oelwein & Tony Anthopoulos of Oelwein; 4 Granddaughters; 7 Grandsons; 3 Great Grandsons; 2 Great Granddaughters; 7 Siblings: Mildred (George) Smith of Waterloo, Elaine (Nick) Britten of New Auburn, Wisconsin, Kay Bouck of Oelwein, Richard (Linda) Hannan of Oelwein, Karen (Robert) Lamphier of Fayette, Marge Miller of Oelwein & Janet (Bill) Rhoades of Maynard; 2 Sisters-In-Law: Virginia Hannan of Denver & Debbie Hannan of Fairbank; 28 Nieces & Nephews; 33 Great Nieces & Nephews and 8 Great Great Nieces & Nephews.

Wayne was preceded in death by his maternal & paternal grandparents, his parents and 3 brothers: James, Joseph & David and a nephew: Mike Smith. ~ The Jamison-Schmitz Funeral, Oelwein, IA 6 Jan 2009.


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