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 Louis Edwin “Uncle Lou” Hanes

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Louis Edwin “Uncle Lou” Hanes

  • Birth 1 Mar 1933 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 16 Sep 2004 Hamburg, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 100228188

Lou was the sixth of seven children born to Percy "Pete" F. Hanes and his wife, L. Mabel Pope. Lou was in the US Army from 1953-1955. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas and served as an instructor AAA Gun Mechanics School. Lou was married three times. He and his first wife, Eve Dwyer, a daughter of Richard J. Dwyer and his wife, Evelyn G. Clow; were married on May 10, 1958 in Downers Grove (DuPage County), Illinois. They had one son, Timothy Russell. Tim was Lou's only child. Lou was an avid bird watcher and a member of the Audubon Society.

OBITUARY NOTICE: Alton Telegraph; Alton (Calhoun County), Illinois. Article dated September 19, 2004. Verbatim excerpt: "Louis E. Hanes, 71, US Army veteran, retired construction laborer, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004 at his home. At his request, the body was cremated, and no services are scheduled at this time. Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin is in charge of arrangements."

MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Dragon Magazine; Issue #266 Volume XXIV, No. 7 December 1999; page 48: " . . . dedicates this article to "Uncle" Lou Hanes, birdwatcher extraordinaire and all-around great guy. . . . "


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Edwin “Uncle Lou” Hanes (1 Mar 1933–16 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100228188, ; Maintained by M. Richards (contributor 46590027) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.