Springfield, Mo. John Garry Hanevik, age 69, formerly of Elmore, passed away surrounded by his family on May 5, 2013, in Springfield, Mo.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore, with Rev. Robert Roettger officiating. Burial will be in South Blue Earth Cemetery. Visitation time will be one hour before the service at the church.
John Garry Hanevik was born on Feb. 5, 1944, in St. Paul, to Hans and Grace (Toot) Hanevik. John graduated from Elmore High School in 1962. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force, he married Phyliss Rippentrop on Jan. 8, 1966, at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. Following his honorable discharge in November of 1966, John went to work for the Elmore Farmers Elevator which later became Cargill. John worked at Cargill for many years before going back to school to earn a diploma in Multi-Housing Management in 1992. John then moved his family to Branson, Mo., where he became the maintenance manager for Treehouse Condominiums until his retirement in April 2013.
John G. Hanevik
John was a volunteer fireman in Elmore for 20 years, an EMT on the Elmore Rescue Squad as well as a member of the Elmore American Legion Post #192.
John enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, playing cards and spending time with friends and family.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; sons, Jason (Barb), of Garland, Texas, John Jr. (Nina), of Elmore, and Clay, of Elmore; daughter, Kelly Ann (Nick) Crocker, of Austin, Texas. Also surviving are brothers, Robert (Margaret), of Riverside, Calif., and Norman (Dick) (wife, Jo), of St. Paul. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers-in-law, Ronny Yegge and Dick Gerdis.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com