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Submitted: 9/22/10 • Approved: 9/23/10 • Last Updated: 8/14/15 • R76727-G0-S3
Kenneth Ray Hanisch was born on August 17, 1953 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of Leo and Marjorie (Moore) Hanisch. He grew up in Dell Rapids, attending St. Mary School, graduating in 1971. He entered the Navy in 1972, serving in the VietNam War on a naval destroyer. After his honorable discharge in 1975 he returned to Dell Rapids. He enrolled at North Dakota State School of Science and received an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration in May of 1977. He then enrolled at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, graduating in December of 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
In 1984 Ken moved to Phoenix, AZ and started working for the IRS in the auditing division in 1986. He transferred to the Kansas City office in 2000 and completed 20 years of service, living in Overland Park, KS.
Ken was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed calling bingo at the local VFW. He was an avid card player, especially pinochle. His other hobbies were reading and singing karaoke.
Those left to cherish his memory are his three brothers, Gerald (Josee) Hanisch of Washington, D.C.; Tom (Jeanette) Hanisch of Millwood, VA and Gene (Jackie) Hanisch of Dell Rapids, SD; his sister, Marie (Bill) Skelly of Dell Rapids, SD, and several nieces and nephews.
Kenneth R. Hanisch, 52, of Dell Rapids died on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery.
Contributed on 9/22/10 by dellsfig68
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