Marie E. Hanke


Marie E. Hanke, age 90 of Hoffman, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Mrs. Hanke was born on June 7, 1925, in Clinton County, Illinois, a daughter of Theodore and Emma (Vogel) Brink. She married Harold C. Hanke on June 19, 1955, and he preceded her in death on December 25, 2009.

Mrs. Hanke is survived by 2 sons – Jerald Hanke and wife Linda of Hoffman, and Neale Hanke of Tucson, Arizona; and 2 granddaughters – Erica Hanke-Young and husband Keith of St. Charles, Missouri and Rachel Hanke and friend Nick Miller of Energy, Illinois.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Richard and Gilbert Brink.

Marie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman and enjoyed her time with her family spending time outdoors.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman with Rev. Stephen Krenz, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Hoffman. Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 18, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and at Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Marie are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or to Lutheran Hour Ministries, and they will be accepted at Zieren Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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