Manfred Guenter Hanke, age 89, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on October 25, 2019 at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay, Ohio.
Manfred was born on February 4, 1930 in Schweidnitz, Silesia, Germany, to Max and Emma (Weiss) Hanke both of whom have passed. He married Betty Armstrong on June 6, 1954 and she survives.
He is also survived by his children Martin (Connie) Hanke of Norwalk, Susan Makosky of Ravenna, David (Helen) Hanke of Wharton, Sonya Jarrell of Upper Sandusky. Manfred is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Kim (Mark) Humphrey, Adam (Louise) Hanke, Ryan (Jill) Hanke, Daniel (Liz) Makosky, Justin (Brittany) Makosky, Rachel (Alex) Hale, Sarah (David) Horstman, Matthew Hanke, Andrew Hanke, Troy (Dana) Jarrell, and Trisha (Curtis) Morris, along with 18 great-grandchildren.
Manfred was preceded in death by his parents Max and Emma Hanke, and his brother Joseph.
Manfred began his employment with Armstrong Clothing Store and transferred to the former Neumeister’s Bakery, eventually becoming a route driver. He worked as a driver for Pennington and Nickle’s Bakeries until his retirement in 1989.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Upper Sandusky for many years. He served in various ways as Sunday School superintendent, usher, greeter, and deacon.
For hobbies, Manfred enjoyed playing chess, bowling, gardening especially growing sunflowers, and watching the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He also had a passion for photography; many knew him as “Photo Fred” from his many posts on Facebook.
Services for Manfred “Fred” Hanke will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Edward Hunker officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitations will be held on Thursday, October 31, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church
Memorial contributions for Manfred may be given to Manfred’s Family to purchase a bench in his name, or to Bridge Hospice of Findlay. They may be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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To the family of Manfred Hanke to purchase a bench in his memory
Bridge Hospice of Findlay