Hamilton County


John Joseph Hanke




John B. and Josephine Hanke had three sons serving their country in World War II: John Joseph, Paul Joseph, and James Francis Hanke.

John Joseph Hanke was born Mar. 29, 1903. He died Mar. 20, 1981 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

John served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Mar. 23, 1981

Funeral services for John Joseph Hanke, 77, longtime Webster City resident, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church with Father Joseph Sullivan officiating and with burial in Calvary cemetery where a flag-folding service was conducted by the American Legion Post 191.

Mr. Hanke died at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Hamilton County hospital. He had been a patient for three days, and had resided at Southfield Care Center the past four and one-half years.

John Joseph Hanke, son of John and Josephine Haefliger Hanke was born March 29, 1903 at Rantoul, Ill. As a young boy, he moved to Iowa with his parents and was reared and educated here.

He was employed by the city at the municipal water works for several years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, being released on a medical discharge, and returned to Webster City to be employed by the city. He retired in 1969, and had served as a member of the volunteer fire department for 29 years.

He is survived by a brother, Joseph P. Hanke of Webster City; a sister-in-law, Mrs. James (Marian) Hanke of Webster City; two nephews, William P. Hanke of Denison and the Rev. James F. Hanke, Jr. of Dike, Iowa; eight grand-nieces, four grand-nephews, one great-grand-nephew and one great-grand-niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters

He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church, the Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 191.

Source: ancestry.com