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Warren Hankins

September 11, 1921 — March 1, 2016


Warren D. Hankins, 94, of Humboldt, formerly of Bode passed away March 1, 2016 at Humboldt Care Center South. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Bode, The Reverend Paul Breddin officiating. Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Humboldt. Military rites will be provided by Adams Post American Legion and Sathers-Odgaard Post VFW. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.

Warren was born September 11, 1921 in Comfrey, MN to Leonard and Mary (Tomblin) Hankins. The family moved to the Pioneer area 6 or 7 years later, and Warren graduated in the top 4 in his class (of 4) from Pioneer High School in 1939. One of Warren’s classmates was Elsie Siefert. “I got the pretty one” as Warren said. They united in marriage June 8, 1943. Warren enlisted in the US Army in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1946. After WW II Warren and Elsie lived in rural Humboldt County . The couple moved to a farm near Bode in 1950 where they lived and farmed until moving to Humboldt in 1989. To this union four children were born, Linda, Becky, Cindy, and Ron. Warren retired from farming in 1993. He continued to work in construction and carpentry; particularly he enjoyed working for Gunder Church Furniture. After Elsie passed away July 21, 2014, Warren moved to Springvale Senior Living.

Warren was a longtime member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Bode as well as member of Bode American Legion for nearly 70 years. Warren’s hobbies included woodworking and golf. He united two of his avocations, woodworking and humor, by fashioning wooden “gadgets” such as the Three Piece Chicken Dinner and the Quarter Pounder. He enjoyed deer watching with Elsie, and loved wildlife. Warren was a cancer survivor and subsequently volunteered faithfully for the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life. Of all his vocations and hobbies, Warren’s primary occupation was father. He loved everyone, especially his family, and those who knew Warren returned that love.

Remaining to cherish his memory are Warren’s children Becky (Rich) Lichtenhagen of Issaquah, WA, Cindy (Earl) Enyart of Buckeye, AZ, and Ron (Jim Pech) Hankins of Polk City, IA; grandchildren Kelli, Kirk, Alexis, and Ashlee; 6 great-grandchildren; and sister Betty Worthington of Humboldt. Preceding Warren in death were his parents, wife Elsie, daughter Linda and her husband Dale Kleist, a granddaughter, and brothers Clifford, Bob, and Ed.

The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt is assisting the family.
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Friday, March 4, 2016

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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