Jerry L. Hanna

Jan. 3, 1945 — Feb. 28, 2022

Jerry L. Hanna, 77, of Star City, passed away on Monday, Feb. 28 at his home. He was born on Jan. 3, 1945, in Rensselaer to the late Max and Ruth (Putt) Hanna. He grew up in White County and attended school in Monticello.  Jerry served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was retired, having worked most of his life as a heavy equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #150 in Countryside, Illinois. On Dec. 27, 2004, Jerry married Kathleen Y. (Williams) Hewitt in Logansport. She passed away on Dec. 30, 2021.  

Jerry was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac and former member of the Masonic Lodge in Illinois. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, and playing Euchre.  Jerry was a long-time friend of Bill’s. He valued a good conversation and was known for his great sense of humor.  Jerry will be remembered most for his Godly spirit and random acts of kindness.  

He is survived by his daughters: Maj. Jackie Reszetar, U.S. Army Ret. of Pennsylvania and Tammie [SFC Joshua, U.S. Army Ret.] Christensen of Virginia; son Doug [Kim] Hanna of Texas; grandsons: Chase Durant, Peyton Hanna and Tyler Hanna; sister Nancy Fuqua of Indiana; brother Jeff [Linda] Hanna of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Max and Ruth (Putt) Hanna; and wife Kathleen Y. (Williams) Hewitt-Hanna. 

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac with Pastor Tom Woodley officiating.

Burial will take place at Star City West Cemetery in Star City. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.  

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Online tributes may be offered at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac. 

(Pulaski County Journal — March 9, 2022)

Pulaski County Journal

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