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Clifford A. Hanke

April 19, 2015

Clifford A. Hanke Obituary


Clifford A. Hanke, 37, died April 19, 2015 as a result of a battle with cancer.


He was born February 23, 1978 in Iowa City, Iowa.  Cliff was the son of Mary (Killfoil) Hanke & Harley Hanke.  He attended Fort Madison High School in Iowa and graduated in 1997.  He enjoyed choir and spending time with friends and family.


Cliff was a wonderful friend who was quick with a joke, jab, or just a smile.  No matter how tough the day was going, to see Cliff and his family would always bring relief and good times.  Cliff was selfless and did not think of himself first.  He excelled at bringing happiness with him wherever he went. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.


He is survived by his fiancée: Mary Hensley; his sister: Joyanna (Hanke) LaJeunesse; brother in-law: Jayson Lajeunesse; and sister:  Diane Kropp.  He also leaves behind his parents: Mary and Harley Hanke. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother, Timothy Hanke.


The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 10:00 AM, at the Church of God of the Firstborn located at 720 South Kansas Ave, Newton, KS 67114.  The visitation, for friends and family, will be held from 5:00 -9:00 P.M, Thursday, April 23rd at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.  Burial will occur following the funeral service at the Church of God of the First Born Cemetery in rural Newton.


A memorial has been set up for the Church of God of the First Born, 720 South Kansas Ave., Newton, KS. 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family and friends as they go through this difficult time. Cliff was always such a fun guy to be around. He will be missed!

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