Joseph Hans

June 10, 1938March 11, 2014

Joseph J. Hans, 75 of Dunnellon, Florida died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the loving care of his family. He was born on Friday, June 10, 1938 in New York, New York to Frederick and Elizabeth (Buckley) Hans. Joseph was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, was semi-retired as a master electrician, a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, was the former fire chief of the Dunnellon Fire Department, the Rainbow Springs Fire Department and the Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Department. He enjoyed carpentry work and was always making something. Joseph loved his family and made sure everything was in order for them.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Joanne Hans of Dunnellon, Florida; son, Joey Hans and wife LaBree of Tampa, Florida; daughter, Lisa Camps and husband Richard of Dunnellon, Florida; grandchildren, Jackie Bosowicz of Hollywood, Florida and Jason Camps of Perry, Florida and great grandchildren, Brycen Bosowicz and Cason Camps.

Visitation, Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Fero Funeral Home. Graveside Service with Fire Service Honors on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Fero Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home


  • Visitation Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Graveside Service with Fire Service Honors Saturday, March 15, 2014

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jennifer tozzo

March 17, 2014

Will always love you Joe, Joanne and Joey!!!I will Never Forget you Joe as you always had my back and believed in me even when I had difficulty believing in myself!!!Until we meet again!firemedic Jennifer Tozzo and dog Zoe

Christopher Stark

March 14, 2014

I had the honor of meeting Joe Hans early in my career, and I will always remember him as a thoughtful, dedicated man who loved people...loved the fire service...and enjoyed every minute of his life.

March 14, 2014

Condolences to Joe,s family. I feel privileged having known Joe for about 20 years. He was quite the character and a truly caring person. Keith Strange and the crew at Preferred Auto

Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Department

March 13, 2014

Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Department is deeply saddened by the news of retired Fire Chief Joe Hans passing. We thank Joe for his years of service to our community and his dedication to the fire service. We extend our deepest condolences to the Hans family