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David Kenneth Hanna

Updated: Sep 14

David Kenneth Hanna, age 78, of Laclede, MO, formerly of Boone, Iowa, died Friday, September 3, 2021, at his home.


David, son of Kenneth and Wanda (Smith) Hanna, was born May 10, 1943, in Forest City, Iowa. On February 10, 1962, he was united in marriage to Nancy Kay Lathrum at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.


Dave graduated from Johnston High School, Johnston Iowa, in 1961, and attended Central College in Pella, Iowa. He was employed at Heinrich Envelope Co. in Boone for 40 years and then Sauer-Danfoss in Ames, Iowa before his retirement in 2014. He officiated baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball and football for the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Union for 35 years and was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, Boone IA.


Dave was actively involved in all of his kids and grandkids activities and spent countless hours watching softball, baseball, basketball, football, dance recitals, plays and concerts. He enjoyed golf and actually had a hole in one once, and was awarded a years’ worth of Pepsi. He was an avid fan of the Iowa State Cyclones, Green Bay Packers and LA Dodgers.

Survivors include his wife Nancy of Laclede, MO, four children, Dana Kramer (Brian) of Urbandale, Iowa. Michael Hanna (Tracie) of Indianola, Iowa, Julee Reese (Chuck) of Brookfield, Missouri, and Meryn Rees (Cameron) of Greensborough, Victoria, Australia; ten grandchildren, Kyle Kramer (Katie), Derek Kramer, Zachary Hanna (Rose), Britnie Hanna, Katee Stroud (Billy), Jenna Domon, Charlee Reese, Mitchell, Hamish, and Elyssa Rees; one great granddaughter, Raena Stroud; one sister, Jayne St. Germain; as well as several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Terry Hanna


A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, Iowa at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10th. A visitation will precede the service from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Go here to livestream and then can be viewed later as well:


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Memorial contributions can be directed to the MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) Coalition in Dave’s memory.