obit: Louis Hanak
Funeral services for Louis Hanak were held at Henneke Funeral Home Sunday afternoon with burial in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Requiem Mass was said Monday at 7:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with The Rev. Patrick Palmer officiating. Rosary was recited Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Hanak, 75, a resident of Gliden for 46 years, died in the Columbus Convalescent Home Saturday. He was born in Fayette County Oct. 19, 1897, a son of Joe John and Antonio Becica Hanak. In 1926 he was married to Miss Rosie Barta. He was engaged in farming and ranching and also worked at a local gravel pit.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rosie Hanak of Glidden; 2 daughters, and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Frances) Pekar of Columbus and Mr. and Mrs. Kirby (Cele) Etheridge of Houston; 3 sons and their wives; Joe E. and Aleene Hanak of Columbus, James and Mary Frances Hanak of Animas, N.M. and Louis Jr. and Sue Hanak of Palestine; 2 sisters, Miss Frances Hanak and Mrs. Albert Hausner of Columbus; one brother, Ludwig Hanak of Columbus and 15 grandchildren. One brother, Joe, preceded him in death.
Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Stancik, Owen Miller, Joe Wegenhoft, Alfred Girndt, Chris Shivers and Elmer Foster.
Colorado County Citizen, June 28, 1973