Allen Eugene Hanna, 88, of Sparta, IL; born on March 11, 1934 in Sparta, IL, the son of Herbert Lyman and Lela Pearl (Schupbach) Hanna; passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 at home.
Allen was a member of the Sparta Fire Department for 30 years. He married Anna Louise Phillips on December 17, 1953 in Sparta, IL. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Allen loved working on the farm and spending time with his family. He was a heart transplant survivor which took place 28 years ago when it was not as common to receive this type of surgery. This took place after a 5-way bypass he received in 1984. Allen was a hard worker and someone who never gave up.
He is survived by five children – Bruce Hanna of Coulterville, IL, Dennis (Judi) Hanna of Sparta, IL, Gary (Trecia) Hanna of Sparta, IL, Sheryl (Bobby) Blum of Baldwin, IL, and Danny Hanna of Sparta, IL; ten grandchildren – Mike Hanna of Evansville, IL, Adam (Jessica) Hanna of Edwardsville, IL, Allison (Andrew) Hargis of Sparta, IL, Cory Hanna of Coulterville, IL, Cassie Hanna of Sparta, IL, Courtney (Jacky) Blum of Sparta, IL, Josh (Rachel) Hanna of Sparta, IL, Justin (Megan) Hanna of Sparta, IL, Chad (Kortney) Hanna of Smithton, IL, and Karli Hanna of Denver, CO; thirteen great grandchildren – Dylan Hanna (fiancé, Jade Gilter) of Belleville, IL, Madelyn Hanna of Edwardsville, IL, Grayson Hargis of Sparta, IL, Ellie Hargis of Sparta, IL, Tori Hanna of Tilden, IL, Joel Hanna of Sparta, IL, Ryan Hanna of Sparta, IL, Josie Blum of Sparta, IL, Brianna Blum of Sparta, IL, Colton Blum of Sparta, IL, Hadley Hanna of Sparta, IL, Jackson Hanna of Sparta, IL, and Thea Hanna of Smithton, IL; two sisters – Florence Hill and Ruth Wilcox, both of Kansas; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Allen was preceded in death by his wife – Anna Louise (Phillips) Hanna who passed away on August 18, 2003; parents; one brother – Robert Hanna.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sparta Senior Center.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will take place at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL immediately following the visitation. Military honors will be conducted by the Illinois Army National Guard Funeral Honor Detail.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements