Obit: Hanke, Rev. Marvin Henry (1918 - 2006)
Contact:  Carol (Purkis) Mitte

Surnames: Hanke-Flunker-Hafner-Lamson-Logan-Wicke-Schultz

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)Pg.10; March 1, 2006

Hanke, Rev. Marvin Henry (1918 - 2006)

Rev. Marvin Henry Hanke, 87 formerly of Lewiston, MN, died Thursday, Feb.23, 2006, at his daughter's home in Gallup, New Mexico.

Rev. Hanke was born May 9, 1918, in the Town of Lincoln, Monroe County, Wis., to Clara (Flunker) and Arthur Hanke.

He was united in marriage to Henrietta Hafner on July 22, 1944, at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Silo in rural Lewiston.

He served as Minister at: Peace Isabel, SD.; and St. Paul, Timber Lake, SD.; St. Paul, Montrose, MN.; St. Peter, Chaseburg, WI.; St. Johns, Pigeon, MI; Timothy, St. Louis Park, MN.

In 1985, he and Henrietta retired to Lewiston, to be close to family and friends and were active members of St. John's Lutheran. They were involved with OWLS and loved to visit with friends at the Community Center. Marvin was also a member of the Men's Club at St John's.

His wife, Henrietta, died January 7, 1996.

He lived in Lewiston, MN, until 2000 when he moved in with his son, Kevin Hanke, because of health issues. He lived there while Kevin was pastor of the Globe and Christie Lutheran Churches. He was currently a member of St. Paul's, Wisconsin Rapids.

He is survived by a son, Kevin(Sylvia), of Withee; a daughter, Lola (Ed) Lamson, of Gallup, MN; seven grandchildren, Travis Logan, Seth Logan, Kathryn Lamson, Rebcca Hanke, Jacob Hanke, Elizabeth Hanke, and Nicholas Hanke; two sisters, Thekla (Harold) Wicke and Joyce (Arthur)Schultz; and one brother, Willis (Geraldine) Hanke.

In addition to his wife Henrietta he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Hanke and Gilbert Hanke, and sister-in-law Fern (Paul) Hanke.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb.28, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Lewiston. Burial was in Glen Haven Cemetery in Crystal, MN. Please share the memory of Pastor Hanke at his on-line guestbook at



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