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James Duane Hanke, 86, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2023.
He was born December 31, 1936, to Herman Hanke and Anna (Buller). He married Harriet Jean Baumgartner on January 12, 1957. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2005.
He worked in the lumber industry for many years before retiring as a quality inspector for Aucon, Ind.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing the lottery and occasionally visiting a casino. He loved attending grandkids school activities.
He attended Salem United Methodist Church. Survivors include: son, Jimmy Hanke (Cindy), son Gary Hanke and daughter Susan Dixon (Jason), 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a son, David Hanke, a brother, Junior Hanke and a sister Frances Krueger.
A celebration of life will be April 12, 2023 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at Salem United Methodist Church. A private family burial will follow.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm (Central time)
Salem United Methodist Church
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