Richard A. "Dick" Hanen
December 20, 1945 – September 27, 2018
Richard A. “Dick” Hanen, 72, of Markle, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018. He was born on December 20, 1945 in New Castle, Indiana, the son of the late Frank and Frances (Fisher) Hanen of Hagerstown, IN. Richard was a 1963 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a 1967 graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette. He worked in data information systems at Lutheran Hospital and later Dana Axle Corporation. Richard loved the outdoors, reading and spending time with friends and family. Farming was his true passion. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandpa, uncle, cousin, brother in law, and friend. His marriage to Connie (Bennett) Hanen was in 1986. She preceded him in death in 2017. Surviving family include his son, Ryan (Lara) Hanen of Bluffton; his daughter, Ashley (Tim) Clark of Fort Wayne; his granddaughters, Ellee, Maci and Paisley Hanen; his grandson, Koltyn Clark; his brother in law, Jon (Carol) Bennett of Markle; his sister in law, Susan (Michael) Monnot of Peru; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Dick Bennett. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. Memorials may be made to Purdue Alumni Association.
- Purdue Alumni Association
- Visitaiton Wednesday, October 3, 2018
- Visitation Wednesday, October 3, 2018
- Visitation Thursday, October 4, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, October 4, 2018
- Final Resting Place: Oak Lawn Cemetery Thursday, October 4, 2018
Richard A. "Dick" Hanen
October 3, 2018
I first knew Dick as the programming manager at Lutheran Hospital. At the time, he projected the gruff exterior of a manager; hiding the kind and funny guy he really was. Connie worked in the Business Office and they worked together; as they say, the rest is History... At the time, Lutheran (as most places) was moving to "online" systems. One of Dick's favorite comments was "can it run batch?". I never could tell if he really meant it or it was tongue in cheek. You will be deeply missed, Boiler Up Dick!!!
September 29, 2018
I am Dick's first cousin on his father's side. Will always remember Dick for his height, his deep voice and laughter and I don't think he had an enemy. So sorry for his struggle these last many years.
Ryan and Ashley, you have been there for your dad .
Lothair and Jean Ann Irvvin