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Esther H. Tank HANNA

Oconto County Reporter
October 20, 1999

Esther H. Hanna, 85, of Schofield and formally of Klondike died Friday October 15, 1999 at Kennedy Park Medical and Rehab Center, Schofield. The daughter of the late Ernest and Minnie (Jergens) Tank, she was born April 18, 1914 in the town of Brazeau.Esther was married to Wencil R. Hanna on October 25, 1938 in Oconto County. He preceded her in death in 1974. Esther farmed and also worked at the Country Gardens Inc. at Coleman. She was a member of the Alter Society of St. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Klondike. She was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are two daughters, Dolores Noffke, Schofield and Shirley (David) Reoh of Little Suamico; two sons, James (Merle) Hanna, Klondike, and Bernard (Mary Lou) Hanna, Peshtigo, twenty grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Tank, Oconto Falls, and Edward (Lorraine) Tank, Lee Lake; one sister, Hilda Pashek, Oconto Falls; one sister-in-law, Elsie Tank, Hobart IN. She is preceded in death by two daughters infant Patty and Helen Copczynski; two sisters, Verna Janousky, and Vinnie Kunik; four brothers, Louise, Earl, Bernard and Rudolph Tank.

Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 1999. Parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be visitation from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Klondike. Rev. John Hephner will officiate with burial at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Town of Brazeau. A memorial fund for Kennedy Medical & Rehab Center has been established in Esther's memory.