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 George Minuard Hanover, Jr

George Minuard Hanover, Jr

Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Sep 1998 (aged 71)
Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA
Burial Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 14668168 · View Source
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George M. Hanover, Jr. was born in Danville, Illinois on April 6, 1927. He was the son of George M.and Lucille (Prouty) Hanover Sr. He was raised in Danville and attended Danville schools. He lived in rural Attica, Indiana since 1975.

George was a member of the International Association of Sheet Metal Workers. He worked in Danville, Illinois until his retirement in 1988.

He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy.

George was first married to Elizabeth E. Calvert in Williamsport on Sept. 22, 1945. They divorced. He later married Birtie M. (Lape)Hanover on April 17, 1953 in Attica. She preceded him in death on May 9, 1997.

George was survived by his children Sandra K. Barret, Sheila F. Drais, George William Hanover, Debra Lynn Bladt and Gregory Alan Hanover. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Thelma) Truby.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two brothers, Herbert and George Edward Hanover.

George passed away at his residence on September 10, 1998.

Dad was a workaholic. He had to be doing something all the time. He took a three room house and made it a 10 room house. It was very hard for him to retire due to illness.

As children, we never went without anything we needed or wanted. Many weekends were spent camping at Raccoon Lake or the "Mouth of Jordan". One time swimming in the Vermillion river, dad dove in the water and hit his head. His neck was broken. After severals surgeries and months of rehab, he was fine. This was a humbling and life changing incident. Having to depend on other people to take care of him was hard.

Dad had fondness for Budweiser. I remember getting ready to go to my wedding and dad stuffs a beer in his pocket. The minute the ceremony was over, you could hear the tab pop on his Bud.

Every marriage has ups and downs. Despite the problems my parents had, my dad adored my mother. At the end of his life, he had many regrets. Being the stubborn man he was, I would bet he is up there making admends.

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