Tuesday, October 8, 2013



AGE: 55

ADDRESS: W2479 Bear Avenue, Rib Lake, Township of Rib Lake Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:25 P.M. Monday, October 7, 2013 at the House of the Dove, Marshfield, where he had been a resident for the past two weeks; surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 12 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher & Father Dennis Meulemans

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 11 at Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake with a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service. Also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00A.M. Saturday October 12, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 13, 1958 at Medford

EDUCATION: Graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: September 29, 1984 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Rib Lake to Cindy A. McNamara and she survives.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Gregory drove for United Van Lines for a period of time. He then drove transport for Fermanich Fuel Company of Antigo for a number of years. Gregory then took over the family business of Hanke Oil Company in Rib Lake for 24 years. He loved being outdoors and going to the cabin. Most of all He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and being with his family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake. Served as past president of the Rib Lake Industrial Development Committee for a number of years.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Cindy A. Hanke of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Steve (Tiffany) Hanke of Rib Lake & Keith Hanke of Westboro

2 GRANDCHILDREN: Trysten & McKenna Hanke of Rib Lake

SURVIVING SISTERS: Jeanie (Dan) Lechmaier of Rib Lake & Sue (Barry) Anderson of Rib Lake

SURVIVING PARENTS: Mother: Estelle (Andy) Borg (Maiden Name: Kriplean) of Ogema
Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


PALLBEARERS: Dan Lechmaier, Gary Harder, Curt Camps, Dennis McNamara, Barry Anderson, & Pat Harder

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Greg’s family to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford & Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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