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Raymond Joseph Hanneken | 87 | Florida

Raymond Joseph Hanneken, 87, passed away on Nov. 28, 2021, six months after his wife, Shirley (Hagen). Raymond died peacefully in his sleep while visiting his daughter in Florida.
Raymond was born to Joseph and Edna (Bonner) Hanneken In Brussels, Illinois on Jan. 7, 1934 and was raised in Calhoun County, IL along with his 7 younger brothers and sisters. On Nov. 22, 1956 he married his sweetheart Shirley Hagen at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin where he will be honored at a funeral mass.
Ray and Shirley raised four kids at their family home in Wood River, IL: Kim (Wayne) Taylor of Springfield IL, Diane (Gordon-deceased) Myers of Wood River IL, Michael (Jane) Hanneken of Fosterburg, IL and Krista (Kevin) Forrester of Alton IL. Ray also has 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Fishing and dancing were Raymond’s favorite pastimes. He enjoyed fishing with his son Michael at his home in Fosterburg and his brother Jim in Calhoun County.  Most weekends he and Shirley went dancing with their friends to both big band and country music-especially Honky Tonk. His Pug, Chloe, was also a great comfort during his wife’s illness and after her passing.
Funeral arrangements: A mass and celebration of life will be held in April 2022 at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin with a future announcement.

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