Donald Earl Hanna

December 27, 1931May 21, 2013

Donald “Don” Earl Hanna, 81, of Bloomington passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Don was born December 27, 1931 as the son of Verne and Delphia (Ison) Hanna. Don was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an educator and served as a military policeman for the U.S. Army.

As a graduate of Ellettsville High School and Indiana University, he was a proud Golden Eagle and Hoosier. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion and the Masonic Temple and was one of the original members of St. Marks United Methodist Church in Bloomington. Known for his competitive spirit, Don enjoyed coaching little league and was an avid sports fan, especially for the IU Hoosiers and Chicago Cubs. His passions included golfing, playing bridge and family vacations.

Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carol Hanna as well as four children and many grandchildren. His children include: Marc and Ruth Hanna, Tya Hanna, Greg Hanna and Brad and Tami Hanna, all living in Bloomington. His grandchildren include: Justin and Lia Millard, Mollie and Anthony DelVecchio, Laryn and Colin Clark, Allyson Pfrommer, Alexandria Hanna, Kyle Hanna, Matthew Hanna and Kelsey Pfrommer. His great-grandchildren include: Oliver and Wesley Millard and Finn Clark.

Also survived by his siblings: Norma Stevens, Albert and Catherine Hanna, William and Wilma Hanna, Warren and Sue Hanna.

Preceded in death by his parents, sister: Helen Carpenter, and brothers: Gene Hanna and Paul Hanna.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Both will be held at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 100 Indiana 46, Bloomington, IN 47408. Following the service, everyone is invited to a reception with the family in the fellowship hall. Private family entombment in Valhalla Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church Loaves and Fishes Fund in Don's name or to a charity of choice.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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September 9, 2013

Marc, I hadn't heard about the passing of your father. I'm sorry to hear it. My condolences to you and your whole family.

J. Coleman Schneider

Ken and Susan Webb

May 30, 2013

Dear Hanna family,
We will remember Don as an energetic, smiling face. He was always outgoing and friendly when he guided many young people, including our sons, in the MCCSC.
May your hearts soon begin to heal as you recollect many happy memories of Don.

Ken and Susan Webb

Jeff Gildea

May 29, 2013

Very sad to hear about Don's passing. He was a longtime friend of my parents, Margaret Hoadley Gildea Putnam (UHS Class of '51) and Robert Gildea (BHS Class of '49). I also enjoyed the many times I was able to spend time with him, including golf in Bloomington.

Bob Anderson

May 28, 2013

Carol, Marc, Tya and Brad - Your husband/dad was a wonderful person! We didn't know Don very long before he got sick but he was always cheerfull and happy to be around family and friends. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family. Love - Bob and Sara Anderson

David Santarossa

May 28, 2013

Carol, Tya, Brad, and Mark, we are very sad to learn of the passing of Don. We always enjoyed his company when we visited the garage-ma-hall, he always had great stories and we really enjoyed his outlook on things. He was a true gentleman and scholar. I know Bobby Leonard will be sad to learn of this and they both still argue the shot Don hit for Edgewood HS in the 1958 Indiana High school sectional that put Terre Haute Gershmier and Bobby Leonard out of the tournament. Wow what a life he led. Hoping to be celebrating his life and great memories. Rest in peace Don with all the grace and joy that you lived your life. God bless your family. David Santarossa and family Bloomington Indiana

Tara Woods Pierson

May 28, 2013

Tya & family,
God will definitely show you the way to smiling again. I know this experience will change you forever. Just remember all the good times you shared with your father and all the love he gave you throughout the years. He is not gone. He will live in your heart forever.

May 26, 2013

Dear Carol and family,
May you find peace, joy and thankfulness among your many memories.
Greg Devejian
Albuquerque, NM

michael allen

May 25, 2013

Tya and Mark,
So sorry for the loss of your father. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Mike and Lana Allen