Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 23, 2013

Donald Dean Hanes

INTERLOCHEN — Donald Dean Hanes, 86, of Interlochen, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Munson Medical Center.

Don was born on April 10, 1926, in Grant Twp., to the late Harry M. and Thelma (Decker) Hanes. On Aug. 22, 1948, Don married Alice M. Harvey in Grant Twp.

Don retired from Builders Plumbing Supply Co. after 30 years of dedicated service.

He was the Interlochen Township Constable for several years and a former Boy Scout leader in his younger years. Don was one of the founding members of the Volunteer Fire Department in Green Lake Township. He served as chief for 16 years and as a volunteer for 23 years.

Above all else, Don enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also a devout follower of the Lord. Most recently he was active with the Fife Lake Baptist Church.

In his spare time he enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and gardening in his flower garden. He also liked spending time with his dog, Lacy, and bird watching.

Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alice; daughters, Linda (Rod) Donaldson, of Kewadin, and Cheryl (Dick) Stricker, of Traverse City; grandsons, Jeremy (Michael Ann) Ball, of Central Lake, Kevin (Charlotte) Ball, of Elk Rapids, and Ryan (Mandy) Nickerson, of Traverse City; five great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn (Robert) Leckrone, of Copemish; and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Clinton and Billy.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in memory of Don may be directed to Munson Hospice or Fife Lake Baptist Church.

Please visit to sign Don’s online guestbook.

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

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