Petoskey News-Review (MI) - November 30, 2012 Deceased Name: William Hannan, 83 William Hannan, longtime resident of Petoskey and current resident of Woodstock, Ga., passed away Nov. 22, 2012, at the Northside Cherokee Hospital in Canton, Ga.
Bill was born on Dec. 11, 1928, in Petoskey, to Henry W. and Henrietta (Parish) Hannan. He grew up in Petoskey and attended Petoskey schools.
On May 17, 1951, Bill was inducted into the United States Army. He served proudly as a corporal with a field artillery unit during the Korean War and honorably discharged in February of 1953. His service in Korea was a source of great pride to both Bill and his family.
On June 16, 1956, Bill married Carol Ilene Fike in Petoskey; they shared 39 wonderful years together and raised six children. Carol sadly preceded Bill in death on Christmas Day 1995.
For many years Bill was employed in the housekeeping department of Lockwood Hospital.
Bill was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa with a generous heart and kind nature. He will be greatly missed by his family and close friends.
Bill is survived by his four daughters and one son and they include; Kay (Andy) Kirkendall of Woodstock, Ga., Julia Brummeler of Big Rapids, June Hoyt of Petoskey, Peter (Nancy) Hannan of Clinton Township and Martha (Dale) Stolt of Boyne City. Bill was blessed with 16 grandchildren and they include; Chad (Hope) Kirkendall, Macayla (Luke) Nicolaison, Jessica, Ashley and Cory Hannan, Charley, Hannah, Thomas and Nicholas Brummeler, Christian and Carrie Hoyt, Steven, Lindsay and Christopher Hannan, and Katelyn and Parker Stolt. He was also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Anika, Axel and Piper Nicolaison. Also surviving Bill are his brothers and sisters, Phil of Grand Rapids, Allen (Jessie) of Petoskey, Dave of Petoskey, Butch of Petoskey, Gary and Annette Hannan of Petoskey, Katherine Green of Petoskey and Joanne (Pete) Lewis of East Jordan.
Including his parents and his wife, Carol, Bill was also preceded in death by his son, Bill, and by brothers, Howard, Jimmy, Bobby, Gordon and Jerry, and by his sisters, Betty and Mary Lou.
Bill's life was celebrated with a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 30, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey with the Rev. David Behling officiating. Visitation took place 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
He served proudly as a corporal with a field artillery unit during the Korean War and honorably discharged in February of 1953. His service in Korea was a source of great pride to both Bill and his family. -
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