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August 17, 1930 - June 1, 2014

Having completed his work on earth, Fred Hanneman went to his Heavenly Father on June 1, 2014. Fred was born on August 17, 1930 to Ruth and Fred Hanneman Sr. in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, where he enjoyed his childhood years. He married Leta Lawson on October 25, 1952, and they would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary this fall. Fred was a devoted husband, loving father, and fun grandfather and great-grandfather.

Fred was a decorated Korean War Veteran earning the Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. He was awarded the Bronze Star with a V for Valor for his service, along with other numerous medals. He had a deep sense of patriotism all of his life and loved his country and fellow servicemen and women.

Fred was part of the Salem Pigeon Fanciers Club, where he served as President. His other hobbies included: keeping his yard well manicured, keeping his cars meticulously clean, gardening, canning, camping, and traveling to enjoy God's creation. Fred was an active member of Valley Life Center, Assembly of God Church, in Dallas, for 54 years. He loved spending time with his family and attending his children's and later, his grandchildren's activities from sporting events to school activities.

His occupations included 33 years with Dallas OK Tire Store, doing tire sales and service. Prior to coming to Dallas, Fred worked seven years as a grocery store clerk.

Fred had a deep love for his family and friends, both long time friends and those he just met. He was a friend to many and filled the world with words of kindness, affirmation, and a sense of humor. Fred was a man of integrity and character. He left his mark on many, in the years he had on this earth. He had a deep love for the Lord and desired that all would come to know the Savior, whom he loved and served faithfully all his life.

He will be missed by his wife, Leta, of Dallas, Oregon, son, Rick (Susan) Hanneman of Kent, Washington, daughter, Diana (Mark) Wanek of Salem, Oregon. He has four grandchildren: Bethany Dougherty (Patrick), of Newport, Oregon, Caleb Hanneman (Michelle) of Laramie, Wyoming, and Aaron and Stephen Wanek of Salem. He also has three great-granddaughters: Faith and Grace Dougherty and Kara Hanneman and one brother, Robert, of Tennessee. Fred is in heaven with his loving parents, five brothers and four sisters, and countless friends from over many years.

Services will be at 1:00 pm at Valley Life Center, Dallas, Oregon, on June 10, 2014, burial will follow at Dallas Cemetery.

If you desire to make a memorial contribution in honor of Fred, please make your check payable to Valley Life Center designated as "Fred Hanneman ministerial scholarship." Contributions can be mailed to Valley Life Center, P.O. Box 165, Dallas, Oregon, 97338, or given in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center who is caring for the family. Your gift will fund scholarships for Fred's grandsons, Aaron and Stephen, assisting them in their preparation for ministry. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Published in StatesmanJournal on June 8, 2014
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