Jerry Lynn Hanna, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Country House Residence in Cedar Rapids.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Vinton, with Rev. Randy Kasch officiating. Military Rites will follow the service at the church. Private family interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until service time at the church.
Jerry was born July 21, 1934, in rural Lisbon, North Dakota, to Ruby and Lester Hanna. Jerry grew up on the family farm southwest of Lisbon, North Dakota. He graduated from Lisbon High School, an F.F.A. member and graduated from North Dakota State School of Science with a degree in electricity and electronics.
Jerry married Marva Ann Wiemann April 15th 1955, at St. John Lutheran Church, Verona, North Dakota. They started their married life at Fargo, N.D. The army took the couple to Augusta, Georgia, and Monterey Bay California. They settled in Vinton, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with two children Ceeann and Brent Hanna.
Jerry served his country in the United States Army Signal Corps from 1958-1960 and Medic Corps 1960-1961. He was honorably discharged from the United States Signal Corps in 1960 and Medic Corps in 1961.
Jerry took a position with Western Electric and later he worked in the toll department for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and Qwest, at Vinton, Iowa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 40 years, and retired in 1994. He later worked for Palo Co-op Telephone Company for 14 years.
Jerry was an active member of Bethlehem E. Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking, square dancing, traveling, R.V. camping, family genealogy, and, mostly, spending time with family, friends, and grandchildren from near and far.
Jerry is survived by his wife Marva Ann Weimann Hanna, his daughter Ceeann Craig Hanna Conklin and her husband Mark, and his son Brent Kenneth Hanna and his wife Harley. He is also survived by his brothers Willis Jesse Hanna and his wife Gail, Grant Sidney Hanna and his wife Linda, and his sister Connie Ellen Hanna Evanger. Jerry's grandchildren Brittany Chrystyne Hanna Dibanda and her husband Gildas, Jordan Ross Hanna and his wife Aleysha, Rachael Mae Hanna, and Erik Lester Hanna. Jerry's great grandchildren Simone Joyce Dibanda, Gideon Gildas Dibanda, Killian Kenneth Robert Hanna, and Lylianna Olivia Lynn Hanna.
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