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James John Hannan Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Unca Jim,The name you coined for me brings a smile and laughter everytime I think of your inevitable greeting... "welllll if it isn't Mean Mike Moan"...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Malon - Rapid City, SD

“To the Hannan's - We are sending our sympathy to you. Your dad (Jim) had such a cute smile when I'd see him over at Bethany.  My dad and him...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Dollerschell's - Litchfield, MN

“How I loved that man!  So kind, so gentle, so polite, a real gentleman - a TRUE IRISHMAN!!! ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Annette Donovan - Litchfield, MN

“I have to make a correction should have been Post #104 ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Larson - Litchfield, MN

“To the Jim Hannan FamilyI am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing away.  I  always will remember him coming into the Legion and having that...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Larson - Litchfield, MN

“Jim and his wife Char and I go way back to the early Superamerica days when you had service "with a smile"!  Recently we visited with Jim at...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Darlene Wendroth - Litchfield, MN

“Of course I knew Jim and vice versa way before he moved in to Lincoln Apts, but when I was there and had daily contact with him it was always a...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Loriee Barnes - Grove City, MN

“ To the family of Jim Hannan we send our words of prayer and sympathy.     To the children of Bill and MaryKay the loss of...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: The Beckstrands - Litchfield, MN

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hannan family. Jim was a good guy and will be sorley missed.Cathy, Tim and family, please let me know if you...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: John Mueller - litchfield, MN

“My Father in law was a great guy to Bill and Me and all of our children and grandchildren.  After Grma Char died, he made some great meals for...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: MaryKay Hannan

“Unca Jim....you were the best, the most kind, wonderful man, and the best uncle anyone could ever hope to have.  You have always had a special...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Sandi Weinmaster - Rapid City, SD

“Jim and Charlene were good friends of my sister Alice and Jack Harris. There were four couples who did a lot together. Jim would always ask of them...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: merlin bauer - st joseph, MN

“What a special person, and what a great smile.  James will be missed by everyone he came in contact with.  He made you feel special when...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Steve and Eileen Norman - MN


James J. Hannan, age 82, of Litchfield died on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at the Dassel Lakeside Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.   Parish Prayers will be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home and a Knights of Columbus Rosary will be at 12:15 on Thursday at the Church. Interment will be in the St. Gertrude’s Catholic Cemetery in Forest City at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 18, 2009 with Military Honors by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard. 


James John Hannan, the son of John Francis and Mary Gertrude (Roche) Hannan, was born on August 31, 1927 in Litchfield. He grew up in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1944. After high school he worked in a post office in San Francisco. He entered the U.S. Navy and during his service he attended Cornell University in New York. After his tour had been completed he returned to Minnesota and lived in Melrose for a short period before moving back to Litchfield in 1948. On February 18, 1947, he was united in marriage to Charleen Henault at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. He worked at First District for twenty years in the lab as a milk tester. In 1969, they ran the Colonial Café and then he worked for Delano Granite for a short period. James then worked for Super America and Ashland Oil; he and his wife having moved to Chaska. In 1979, they lived in Paynesville and owned a small business until eventually returning to Litchfield in 1993 where he had lived ever since. James enjoyed baseball and in the early 50’s he played for the Optimist team in Litchfield. He was a past commander of the American Legion Post #104 and earned his 60 year pin for the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and traveling.


He is survived by his children; Bill (and MaryKay) Hannan of Litchfield, Bob Hannan of Litchfield, Larry (and Joyce) Hannan of Rapid City, Tim (and Laurie) Hannan of Hamel, MN, Cathie (and Paul) Dols of Norwood Young America, Jim Hannan of Minneapolis, grandchildren; Shauna Hannan of Columbia, South Carolina, Jason (and Cheryl) Hannan of Tucson, AZ, Shanda Hannan of Champlin, MN, Shasta (and Dave) Rueckert of Elk River, MN, Shamra (and Ryan) Payne of Rosemount, Hanna Hannan of Missoula, MT, Chris (and Jessica) Hannan of Minneapolis, Brent (and Kate) Hannan of Maple Grove, Amy (and D.J. Belden) Hannan of Maple Plain, Matt Dols of Norwood Young America, Tim Hannan of Duluth, Ben Dols of Norwood Young America, Jake Hannan of Minneapolis, Josh Hannan of Minneapolis, Charliss Dols of Norwood Young America, great grandchildren, Kyla Hannan, Sawyer Rueckert, Sam Rueckert, Shay Payne, Pryce Payne, Tya Payne, Aveya Payne, Myla Hannan, Wilder Hannan, Dallas Belden, sisters; Fran Lupfer of Litchfield, Kathy (and Don) Malon of Rapid City, SD, sister-in-law Barbara Quinn Merced, California, many nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 52 years, Charleen, daughter Charliss, sister Gert and brother Bill.



 

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