WODEN – Vernon L. Hanna, 87, of Woden died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Forest City.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 6th at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woden with Rev. S. Kim Peterson officiating. Inurnment will be at Grant Township Cemetery near Woden.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Cataldo Funeral Home of Woden is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon Leroy Hanna, the son of Sylvin and Olga (Skilbred) Hanna, was born January 17, 1930, on a farm in Winnebago County, Iowa. He attended the rural schools of Hancock County and graduated from Woden High School in 1947. On February 14, 1954, he married Sheryl Lee Goll at Zion United Church of Christ in Garner. They lived and farmed near Woden until their retirement. In 1997, Vern and Sheryl moved into Woden. He enjoyed coffee time at Wubben’s, visiting with old friends at the Woden elevator, working on bicycles and riding his bike.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Grant Lutheran Church northeast of Woden until it closed.
Vern is survived by his wife, Sheryl, of Woden; two children, Susan (Mike) Hemesath of Sierra Vista, AZ and Dave (Karin) Hanna of Kelly, WY; son-in-law, Mike Rowland of Bloomington, MN; eight grandchildren, Shane (Cari) Hemesath, Samantha (Joe) Pucillo, Amy Rowland, Katie Johnston, Jenny (Daniel) Armah, Annie Rowland, Daniel Johnston and Jake Hanna; two great grandchildren, Jace and Liviana Hemesath; a sister, Marcine (Guy) Carlson, Jr. of Minooka, IL; a brother, Ronald (Marlys) Hanna of Swea City; a sister-in-law, Betty Hanna of Tipton, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Julie Rae Rowland; granddaughter, Stacy Ann Hemesath; brothers, Duane and Harlan Hanna; and a sister, Rosezella Havlik.
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