Marcus A. "Jim" Hans, age 90 of Wynot, NE died Wednesday April 16th, 2014, surrounded by his family at the Norfolk Veterans' Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot with full military honors by the Wynot American Legion Post #31 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Sunday, at the church, from 5-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm on Monday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Jim's grandsons, Michael Tullis, Jason Hans, Justin Hans, Chad Wieseler, Ryan Wieseler, David Wieseler, Russ Zeisler, Eric Modde, Luke Modde, Nick Modde, Steve Simmons, David Hans, and Jacob Hans. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Granddaughters and Great Grandchildren.
Jim Hans was born September 26, 1923, in Wynot, NE, the son of George and Mary (Koch) Hans. He graduated from Wynot High School in 1941. Jim served in the U.S Army from February 1943 - October 1945. He joined the 29th Infantry Combat Division in June 1944. The 29th Infantry division was in combat almost continuously during their campaign from Omaha Beach (D-Day) to the outskirts of Berlin (VE-Day). Jim became one of the most decorated veterans in Cedar County.
Upon his honorable discharge, Jim returned home to Wynot, NE., where he met Mary Ann Schulte at a St. Helena dance. The couple were married on August 23, 1949 at Bow Valley, NE. They resided on a farm South of Wynot, where they raised 11 children. Jim was a member of the Wynot American Legion Post #31, Hartington VFW Post 5283, Knights of Columbus Council 1233 in Hartington and the Holy Family Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wynot. He was very devoted to his faith. He loved being on the family farm and enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and neighbors. He loved talking about politics to anyone who would listen.
Marcus is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ann Hans of Norfolk ( formerly of Wynot); 11 children and their spouses: Colleen (Jim) Tullis of Aurora, CO; Jim (Lori) Hans of Wynot; Sue (Rick) Brewer of Broomfield, CO; Karen (Dale) Wieseler of Yankton, SD; Kathy (Don) Zeisler of Omaha, NE; Sally (Jeff) Modde of Columbus, NE; Dale (Missy) Hans of South Sioux City, NE; Barb Hans (Dave Cooke) of Arvada, CO; Rob (Lynn) Hans of Norfolk, NE; Dan (Arlene) Hans of Lincoln, NE; Pat Hans of Lincoln, NE; 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, a brother, Louis Hans of Wynot and a sister, Mary Jo O'Morrow of Concord, NC
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Hans, sister Henrietta Hans, brothers Gerald (Jigs) Hans and Wilfred (Bill) Hans, sisters-in law Jean Hans, Clara Hans, Leota (Sim) Hans, brother-in-law Jerry O'Morrow, an infant son and infant daughter.
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To the family of Jim Hans, you have my condolences on the loss of Jim.
I was so sad to hear this news. My sympathies and heart felt prayers for all of your family.
Amy Welton (Hans)
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May god give you comfort and peace.
Martha (Pinkelman) Masgai
Dan ~ so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.
Madge & Tim Heyen
Thinking of all of you at this time. Are prayers are with you.
Keith and Pam Stappert
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.
Janet Cautrell Newton
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I am sorry for your loss.
Janice Guy O'Connor
So many wonderful memories of Uncle Jim, I wish I could play them back all here. I always enjoyed getting him worked up with the discussion of politics or government, even though I knew I could never win the debate as he always seemed to have a better point, was more informed or flat out had more passion around the topic then I did. I learned alot during those summers I visited and will always cherish those memories, especially sitting around the table having ice cream. My thoughts and prayers are with him and the family today.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Hans. An Edward W. Hans lived here in Petersburg in 1900. He was an artist and painted the back drop for the Opera House stage. (curtains). I will remember Mr. Hans at mass on Sunday and we are praying for him.
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. May God bless your family. The BKFA (Fedex) station is thinking of you during this time.
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