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Lawrence Ervin Hanno

Lawrence Ervin Hanno,75 of LeMars, IA, joined Jesus in heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in LeMars, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oyens with Father William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Oyens, IA.  Graveside military honors will be conducted by American Legion Wasmer Post 241 of LeMars. Visitation with family present will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday.  There will be a vigil prayer service at 3 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

Larry was born to Ervin & Regina (Bohlke) Hanno on November 8, 1943. He was raised on the family farm near LeMars, IA and attended school at LeMars Community and church at St. Catherine’s in Oyens. Larry met Bev Minten in 1966. They married on July 5, 1968, while Larry was home on military leave. Immediately after their wedding, they were stationed with the National Guard in Colorado Springs, CO. After his term of service, Larry and Bev moved to Council Blufffs, IA and then to Atlantic, IA. In 1971, they returned to Oyens, IA to enable Bev and Larry to work together on the Hanno family farm. Bev and Larry resided in Oyens from 1971 to 1989 and then moved to the family farm. Following Bev’s death in March of 2014, Larry developed a special relationship with Denise Denker and the two enjoyed spending time at Okoboji and traveling together.

Larry was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed time in nature. A lifelong farmer, he loved the seasons and working the ground.

Larry will be deeply missed by his son Eric Hanno of LeMars, IA, and his three children, Bailey, Stormii, and Logan; as well his daughter and son-in-law, Tom & Jen Sandbulte from Sioux Center, IA and their five children, Kendra (Kris Baatz), Matthew, Carter, Caleb and EmmaLee.

In addition to his immediate family, Larry’s leaves behind his special friend Denise Denker, and her family Matt & Carie Arens and their three children, Clarissa, Carlie & Cashton and Robert & Tami Kibby and their children Logan, Brianna, Mya, Addie, Aidan, & Annabelle.

Larry also leaves behind his in-laws, Darrell & Marilyn Minten of Reno, NV, Sherron & Richard Kriege of Skaitook, OK, Ron & Joanne Minten of Springfield, SD, Barb & Mark Noteboom of Orange City, IA, Marilyn Nunn of Alton, IA, and Dawn & Dave Welch of North Sioux City, SD, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Awaiting Larry in heaven are his wife of 45 years, Bev Hanno, a grandson,Taylor Hanno, his parents, Ervin & Regina Hanno, his in-laws Robert & Jackie Minten, and a sister-in-law, Barb Minten.

Honorary bearers will be, Bailey Hanno, Stormii Hanno, Logan Hanno, Kendra Sandbulte, Kris Baatz, Matt Sandbulte, Carter Sandbulte, Caleb Sandbulte, Emma Sandbulte, Clarissa Arens, Carlie Arens & Cashton Arens.

Casket bearers will be, Randy, Rick, Fred Frericks, Tom Sandbulte, Matt Arens and Robert Kibby.

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I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I know its hard to go through this pain, but I hope you may find comfort in knowing that God cares about how you feel and that He promises that there is going to be a resurrection. (Acts 24...

Emily Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Jenny and Eric, It is never easy to lose our parents. I am so sorry for your loss. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Fiedler Essick Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to all of Larry's family. I got to know Larry through my job and boy was he a kind hearted, sweet man. He always put a smile on my face when he would visit. His kind words and thoughts he shared were always positive!!! He will be missed greatly. Bev ...

Brooke Huls Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. I grew up on a farm a couple miles away from Larry and Bev and got to know them through working on their farm off and on baling hay and straw and walking beans.They were always exceptionally gracious people ,always very kind and gener...

Kenneth Niehus Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sympathy to you Jen and your family and to you Eric and your family! We had many times together at school functions. I always enjoyed visiting with them! God bless all of you with His Great Peace and Comfort!

Jean Erichsen Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this news. I have fond memories of Larry! When my brothers and I where younger we would work on the farm with Larry and Bev! I have great memories of walking beans/ridding the bean buggy! Also going to the lakes with them! Loved listening to Larrys stori...

Stacey Kliever (Rolling) Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Jenny and Eric, It is never easy to lose our parents. I am so sorry for your loss. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Fiedler Essick Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM