A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM with a Rosary beginning at 4 PM and a Prayer Service beginning at 7 PM on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wesley.
William I. Hanig was born January 28, 1938 in Wesley, son of Leo and Eleanor (Mayer) Hanig. He was baptized in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. William attended the St. Joseph School through eighth grade and graduated high school from the Wesley Public School in 1956.
He married Karen (Michelson) Hanig from Klemme on November 23, 1960 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. He farmed by St. Benedict and worked in Algona and in Forest City. He worked for Corwith-Wesley School as a bus driver and janitor from 1973 to 2004.
William enjoyed his family and friends. He also enjoyed farming, gardening, and the computer. He also loved woodworking and driving semi for farmers. . He also enjoyed golfing, and teasing friends. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed playing cards and games with them.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; five children, Doug Hanig and his children, Josh (Janice) and Jon, Sheila Bollinger and her children, Conner and Zach, Julie (Mark) Fischels and their children, Madison, Matt, and Malorie, Patti (Dale) Kiley and their children, Nick, Nate, and Becki (Jake) Donaghy, and Dan Hanig; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Jessi Hanig, Jared and Jodi Hanig, Addie O'brien Bollinger, Oliver and Lilly Donaghy; sister, Mary (Albert) Becker.
Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers, Clarence, Donnie and Stan; son-in-law, Gregg Bollinger, grandson, Jeremy M. Hanig; and parents-in-law, Ray and Ardith Michelson.
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I used to Drive the LuVerne school van. And Bill was such a funny guy. I will always remember him telling me the sound the van was making, was because I needed Blinker Fluid.And I fell for it lol. I'm sure he will be missed by many of the Children in the school system of CWL.
I so wish I could be there Friday! I love you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers! God be with you and grant you His peace that surpasses understanding.
Thoughts and prayers with family. Bill was a great man.
Bill was always the life of the party...when him and my grandpa and dad were together it was a ton of laughs!!!!
I can truly say I wish I'd known Bill better than I did. My memories of him are of course driving bus (where us young stupid kids gave him way too much trouble), and of his days as custodian. Seems like just yesterday. Sheila was in my class, and always greets me with a smile and good conversation when I'm back that way. Hugs to the entire family at this time. Grant
I always enjoyed Bill's sense of humor and easy going way. May your good memories of him comfort you now and in the days to come. With sincere sympathy...
What can one say about Bill, there are way to many great things to say about him. I had the privilege of knowing Bill my whole life , being a great friend to my parents, my bus driver for many years and a friend to myself. I will never forget the night that Bill and Curly came out to our place in the middle of a blizzard. I still laugh about that these many years later. I will miss Bill deeply heaven gained a special person.
Your Dad was such a hoot... When one of your boys graduated (can’t remember which one) your dad and I sat in kitchen and he told me some jokes and we had a good conversation. He made me laugh that day and I thought what a good man he was (reminded me of my father) my heart goes out to all...but what a great man he was 😘😘
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Bill when he was custodian at Wesley School. I went there from 1968-1977. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say.
Karen and family so sorry for your loss. Bill we be missed by many. Joe and Joyce Wagner.
Karen & family, thoughts and prayers to you guys at this difficult time. Dad is really going to miss his happy hour buddy, always got a chuckle how they talked and fed each other static all the time. Bill will truly be missed by our family.
Bill was a good man. Always had a funny joke to tell you!
Sheila and family, you have my heartfelt sympathy. May you find comfort in the days ahead.
Karen & family, I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. Glad I was able to have one last "happy hour" with him the last time I was in Wesley. Deepest sympathy to all!
I am so going to miss this guy! Hugs and Prayers to all of you! Mona Bode
Karen and the whole Hanig family, you have my deepest sympathy.
He was sure a staple in the Wesley Community for years.
He will be missed.
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