George Joseph Hanauska, 84
June 14, 1928-May 5, 2013
Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of George Joseph Hanauska, age 84 of Avon will be 10AM May 10th, 2013 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Michael Naughton OSB will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. George
died peacefully at Mother of Mercy Nursing home surrounded by his family Sunday afternoon.
There will be a visitation from 4-8 PM Thursday, May 9th 2013 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again from 9AM to the time of the mass Friday morning at the church. Parish prayers will take place at 4PM Thursday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are being
made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.
George was born June 14th 1928 to Joseph and Beata (Schweiters) Hanauska in Albany. He grew up in Albany and after graduation joined the Navy where he spent two years in Guam. He later attended the Minneapolis School of Art and Design where he attained an arts degree. George married Marie Louise Huschle on December 27th 1955 in St. Cloud. Besides helping raise his six children, George worked for the State Highway Department in Survey and Design and also for J.I. Case in heavy equipment sales before eventually retiring to Avon in 1989. George was a member of the Albany Legion and Seven Dolors Catholic Church.
George is survived by his wife Marie Hanauska, Avon; his children Catherine Shannon, St. Joseph; Michael (Charielyn) Hanauska, St. Joseph; Bernadine (Karl) Mattson, Sedona, AZ; Christopher (Mary Ellen Buckentine) Rogers; Mary (Michael) Ferriera, Parkton, MD; Laura Todd, Hugo; his eight grandchildren; his brother Donald Hanauska, Albany; and his brothers-in-law Gordon Cremers, Minneapolis; Richard Wolf, Albany; and Larry Gasperlin, Alexandria.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Beata Hanauska, his sisters Rita Gasperlin, Alice Wolf, and Joan Cremers, his son-in-law Dennis Todd, and his sister-in-law Ann Hanauska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mother of Mercy Foundation.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 7, 2013