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Gordon B. Hannaman, 91

Dec 18, 2020

Melrose/Guckeen – Gordon B. “Gordy” Hannaman, age 91. of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with Rev. David Mommens officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose. Military Honors will be provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Gordon Blaine Hannaman was born July 20, 1929 in Guckeen, to John “Jack” and Alice (Wilke) Hannaman. He attended Blue Earth School through the eleventh grade and then graduated from Mankato High School. Gordy served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean Conflict with a rank of Private First Class. He was kept stateside because of his impeccable handwriting. He was united in marriage to Geneieve Schmidtke on Nov. 20, 1953 in Seattle, Washington. Gordy worked at Kraft in Melrose, Sears in New Ulm, and Montgomery Wards in Fairmont. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose and the Melrose American Legion Post 101. Gordy loved the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hobby farming. He was a day trader and also enjoyed playing cards and poker with family and friends.

Survivors include his loving children, Larry Hannaman, of St. Cloud, Jennie (Michael Schaab) Schmidtke, of Melrose, and Kim Schwieters, of Waco, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Bochinski; and brother, Chuck (Judy) Damerow.

Gordy was preceded in death by his wife, Gen Hannaman on April 6, 2016; parents; and brothers, Don Hannaman and Jim Damerow.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.