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Earl W. Hanke Jr.

Published: Saturday, June 21, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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Earl W. Hanke Jr.

MOUNT MORRIS – Earl W. Hanke Jr., 79, of Mount Morris, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

He was born Nov. 9, 1934, in Louisville, Kentucky. He married Barbara Summers on July 16, 1957.

Earl was in the printing business for 48 years, with 23 years at Kable Printing, 7 years at Playboy magazine, and 18 years at Spiegel. Earl played basketball at Mount Morris High School from 1950 to 1952, as a member of the Whiz Kids basketball team, having lost only one game each year.

Survivors include his sons, Robert (Natalie) Hanke and Tom (Barb Vu) Hanke; a daughter, Sharil (Ken) Diehl; grandchildren, Josilyn Fassler, Bryan Diehl, Brent Hanke, Tyler Hanke, and Kayla Hanke; and great-grandchildren, Braelon Hanke and Macy Fassler.

Earl was cremated. A private family service will be at a later date.

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