Funeral Service for John W. Hanlin age 84 of Neligh, NE will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh with Pastor David Kuhfal, Officiating. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh with Military rites conducted by Neligh American Legion Post # 172 and VFW #5287 and American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5-7 at Grace Lutheran Church. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences can be sent to the family at
John Wesley Hanlin was born on August 1, 1931 to Wilber and Mae (Goeury) Hanlin at Geneva, NE. He graduated from Geneva High School with the Class of 1949. John was drafted into the United States Army on February 12, 1953 at Omaha, NE and discharged on February 2, 1955, at Fort Carson, CO. He received Korean Service Medal. On May 8, 1955, he was united in marriage to Carol Ortgies at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bruning, NE. They have celebrated 62 years. Through the years he worked at Heath's Market, Safeway, Thiftway, Jack and Jill, and City of Neligh. He was a member of Neligh EMT/Firemen, Jaycee's, American Legion and VFW, Neligh Chamber of Commerce, and member of Grace Lutheran Church where he usher and held several office. John enjoyed woodworking, Fishing/hunting, and Listening to Ham Radio.
Survived by his wife, Carol of Neligh, Kurt and wife, Peg Hanlin of Elgin, NE, Debb and husband, Lee Pofahl of Neligh, NE, and Kent and wife, Suzanne Hanlin of Pierce. 11 Grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Sister, Ruth (Art) Roemmich of York, NE.
Preceded in death by parents, grandson, Bradley Hanlin. brothers: a brother in-infancy, William Hanlin and his wife, Kate, and James Hanlin. Sisters: 1 in-infancy and Margaret and her husband, John Fahlberg.