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Kazue M. "Kay" Hanke

April 9, 1929November 1, 2020
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Kazue M. “Kay” Hanke, 91 of Arlington Heights went home to be with the Lord on November 1, 2020. Kay was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth; loving mother of Rose Mary Camren (Alex Blackwell), Betty (Jim) Nichols, George (Julie) Hanke, and Larry (Shandy) Hanke. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Kay was born on April 9, 1929 in Toyko, Japan. She was the oldest of 8 children in her family. As a young woman she was working as a secretary for the US Army during the Korean War and Occupied Japan. There she met the love of her life. ❤

Ken and Kay were married in Yokohama, Japan on February 19, 1951. (Ken being stationed there for 6 years spoke fluent Japanese.) She came to this country as a young mother at the age of 22. She enthusiastically learned and mastered the English language and acclimated well into the “American” way of life.

She loved reading books both in English and Japanese. She was a woman with many talents and in addition to raising her 4 children, she busied herself with gardening, sewing, arts & crafts, clubs, and social activities. She obtained her Beautician’s license and occasionally worked part time while still maintaining her excellent home making skills.

We will always remember when she met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Everyone who knew her noticed a change in her demeanor. She was willing and with great enthusiasm always shared her faith with others.

She became a caregiver when Ken had a stroke at the age of 54 that left him paralyzed on one side and speechless. For over 21 years of their marriage our mother loved and cared for him at home. During this time she immersed herself in God’s Word continuing the Precepts Bible Study while caring for her husband. She prayed every day especially for her children and grandchildren. She was a great witness to all of us who knew her.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, 1330 N. Douglas Ave., Arlington Heights for a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Arlington Heights Wheeling Township Cemetery in Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of Kay Hanke to The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry (foi.org) or the charity of your choice.

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Andrew Starzyk

November 19, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was a wonderful lady!

Cecile Starzyk and Family

Jeff Hanke

November 5, 2020

Ant kay was always so full of joy and laughter, I have a enduring place in my heart she will be missed love Jeff

Tony Hsieh

November 4, 2020

Grandma Kay, thank you for always making me feel welcome whenever I took part in the Michalak family hangouts and holiday celebrations. I have called you my grandma for over 20 years now. Thank you for the love and care that you have shown me, my wife Melissa, and even my daughter Hannah. We love you and miss you dearly.  Even though we are sad that you are not here, we are at peace knowing that you are in heaven watching over us.  
Love you and miss you Grandma,
Tony, Melissa, and Hannah.

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Kazue born - April 9, 1929

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Married Ken Hanke - February 1951

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Kazue born - April 9, 1929

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