Dennis Hanley

DENNIS H. HANLEY, 69 MACHESNEY PARK - Dennis H. Hanley, 69, of Machesney Park passed away February 19, 2014, after a brief illness. Born October 18, 1944, in Peoria, he was the son of John and Ruth (Pearson) Hanley. He married the love of his life, Grace, on July 24, 1982, in Rockford. An employee of K & J Finishing, Dennis was a member of the Ellida Lodge. Dennis and Grace were Adoptive/Foster Parents for 20 years, raising 110 children. He enjoyed fishing, coon hunting, constantly teasing people, playing pool, and most of all spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Grace; sons, Richard (Cindy) Twine, Todd (Ericka) Larson, and Larry (Danielle) Hanley; daughters, Andrea (Mike) Meyers, Mercedes, Porsche, and Angela Hanley; grandchildren, Adam Twine, Kurtis (Katie), and Dakota Masterson, Mikayla Meyers, Stephanie (Aaron) Larson, Eric and Jeanette Deboef, Brianna Larson, Alyssa and Tyler Hanley, Kyla and Bailey Richter; great-grandchildren, Brooke and soon to be born, Maddi Lynn; brother, James (Pat) Hanley; sister, Dianne (Warren) Harrington; former son-in-law, Mark Masterson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, Pastor Wendell Maynard officiating. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 24, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be submitted at


Funeral Home

Sunset Funeral Home
8800 North Alpine Road Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 633-0211

Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014