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Francis Ray ‘Cap’ Hanna, 92, of North Platte, formerly of Cherry County, Neb., died Feb. 13, 2008, at Premier Estates in North Platte.

He was born Nov. 20, 1915, at Kansas City, Mo., to Don E., Sr. and Wynona Severence Hanna. He grew up in the Brownlee, Cherry County, Neb., area and graduated from Valentine High School. He then went to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a Business Agricultural degree. He then returned to the Sandhills to carry on the family tradition of ranching.

On Jan. 30, 1939, he married Ulala ‘Sis’ Walker at Alliance and they made their home on the ranch. ‘Sis’ died April 10, 1973.

He served two terms with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, then served on the Dealer’s Licensing Board of Nebraska appointed by the governor.

He married Bonita Louise Johns Hoff on May 5, 1978, at Papillion and they made their home in North Platte.

He was an avid sportsman and loved his hunting, fishing and the Nebraska Football games. He served on the Abbott Bank Board of Directors and was a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen Association, Eastern Star Sunshine Chapter at Seneca/Thedford where he had received his 50 year pin, Seneca Masonic Lodge #284 A.F. & A.M. where he had received his 50 year pin and he was a life member of the Broken Bow Elks. He was also a member of the United Church of Christ at Thedford and attended the First Baptist Church in North Platte. He never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife, Bonita of North Platte; two daughters, Nikki R. (Jim) Mousel of Kearney and Judy C. (Tim) Wiese of Lincoln; three stepdaughters, Debra (Indulis) Denavs of Olathe, Kan., Deanna Grasmick of Omaha and Judy Lowe of North Platte; a step son-in-law, Mike Abel of North Platte; a brother, Samuel ‘Bob’ (Belva) Hanna of Sun City, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Claire Hanna of Mullen; eight grandchildren, James Francis Mousel, Mardi Mousel, Camilla Piper, Kelly (Bob) Watton, Tyler Wiese, Craig Lowe, Jacob Lowe and Jeramie Abel; four great grandchildren, Chief Petty Officer Todd (Brandy) Mousel, Stephanie Mousel, Jacob Watton and Kaiden Watton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ulala ‘Sis’; his parents; a brother, Don E. Hanna, Jr.; a grandson, Cassidy Tyler Wiese; a stepdaughter, Janet Abel; and a step son-in-law, Steve Lowe.

Francis Ray ‘Cap’ Hanna, 92, of North Platte, formerly of Cherry County, Neb., died Feb. 13, 2008, at Premier Estates in North Platte.

He was born Nov. 20, 1915, at Kansas City, Mo., to Don E., Sr. and Wynona Severence Hanna. He grew up in the Brownlee, Cherry County, Neb., area and graduated from Valentine High School. He then went to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a Business Agricultural degree. He then returned to the Sandhills to carry on the family tradition of ranching.

On Jan. 30, 1939, he married Ulala ‘Sis’ Walker at Alliance and they made their home on the ranch. ‘Sis’ died April 10, 1973.

He served two terms with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, then served on the Dealer’s Licensing Board of Nebraska appointed by the governor.

He married Bonita Louise Johns Hoff on May 5, 1978, at Papillion and they made their home in North Platte.

He was an avid sportsman and loved his hunting, fishing and the Nebraska Football games. He served on the Abbott Bank Board of Directors and was a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen Association, Eastern Star Sunshine Chapter at Seneca/Thedford where he had received his 50 year pin, Seneca Masonic Lodge #284 A.F. & A.M. where he had received his 50 year pin and he was a life member of the Broken Bow Elks. He was also a member of the United Church of Christ at Thedford and attended the First Baptist Church in North Platte. He never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife, Bonita of North Platte; two daughters, Nikki R. (Jim) Mousel of Kearney and Judy C. (Tim) Wiese of Lincoln; three stepdaughters, Debra (Indulis) Denavs of Olathe, Kan., Deanna Grasmick of Omaha and Judy Lowe of North Platte; a step son-in-law, Mike Abel of North Platte; a brother, Samuel ‘Bob’ (Belva) Hanna of Sun City, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Claire Hanna of Mullen; eight grandchildren, James Francis Mousel, Mardi Mousel, Camilla Piper, Kelly (Bob) Watton, Tyler Wiese, Craig Lowe, Jacob Lowe and Jeramie Abel; four great grandchildren, Chief Petty Officer Todd (Brandy) Mousel, Stephanie Mousel, Jacob Watton and Kaiden Watton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ulala ‘Sis’; his parents; a brother, Don E. Hanna, Jr.; a grandson, Cassidy Tyler Wiese; a stepdaughter, Janet Abel; and a step son-in-law, Steve Lowe.

Francis Ray ‘Cap’ Hanna, 92, of North Platte, formerly of Cherry County, Neb., died Feb. 13, 2008, at Premier Estates in North Platte.

He was born Nov. 20, 1915, at Kansas City, Mo., to Don E., Sr. and Wynona Severence Hanna. He grew up in the Brownlee, Cherry County, Neb., area and graduated from Valentine High School. He then went to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a Business Agricultural degree. He then returned to the Sandhills to carry on the family tradition of ranching.

On Jan. 30, 1939, he married Ulala ‘Sis’ Walker at Alliance and they made their home on the ranch. ‘Sis’ died April 10, 1973.

He served two terms with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, then served on the Dealer’s Licensing Board of Nebraska appointed by the governor.

He married Bonita Louise Johns Hoff on May 5, 1978, at Papillion and they made their home in North Platte.

He was an avid sportsman and loved his hunting, fishing and the Nebraska Football games. He served on the Abbott Bank Board of Directors and was a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen Association, Eastern Star Sunshine Chapter at Seneca/Thedford where he had received his 50 year pin, Seneca Masonic Lodge #284 A.F. & A.M. where he had received his 50 year pin and he was a life member of the Broken Bow Elks. He was also a member of the United Church of Christ at Thedford and attended the First Baptist Church in North Platte. He never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife, Bonita of North Platte; two daughters, Nikki R. (Jim) Mousel of Kearney and Judy C. (Tim) Wiese of Lincoln; three stepdaughters, Debra (Indulis) Denavs of Olathe, Kan., Deanna Grasmick of Omaha and Judy Lowe of North Platte; a step son-in-law, Mike Abel of North Platte; a brother, Samuel ‘Bob’ (Belva) Hanna of Sun City, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Claire Hanna of Mullen; eight grandchildren, James Francis Mousel, Mardi Mousel, Camilla Piper, Kelly (Bob) Watton, Tyler Wiese, Craig Lowe, Jacob Lowe and Jeramie Abel; four great grandchildren, Chief Petty Officer Todd (Brandy) Mousel, Stephanie Mousel, Jacob Watton and Kaiden Watton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ulala ‘Sis’; his parents; a brother, Don E. Hanna, Jr.; a grandson, Cassidy Tyler Wiese; a stepdaughter, Janet Abel; and a step son-in-law, Steve Lowe.

Francis Ray ‘Cap’ Hanna, 92, of North Platte, formerly of Cherry County, Neb., died Feb. 13, 2008, at Premier Estates in North Platte.

He was born Nov. 20, 1915, at Kansas City, Mo., to Don E., Sr. and Wynona Severence Hanna. He grew up in the Brownlee, Cherry County, Neb., area and graduated from Valentine High School. He then went to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a Business Agricultural degree. He then returned to the Sandhills to carry on the family tradition of ranching.

On Jan. 30, 1939, he married Ulala ‘Sis’ Walker at Alliance and they made their home on the ranch. ‘Sis’ died April 10, 1973.

He served two terms with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, then served on the Dealer’s Licensing Board of Nebraska appointed by the governor.

He married Bonita Louise Johns Hoff on May 5, 1978, at Papillion and they made their home in North Platte.

He was an avid sportsman and loved his hunting, fishing and the Nebraska Football games. He served on the Abbott Bank Board of Directors and was a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen Association, Eastern Star Sunshine Chapter at Seneca/Thedford where he had received his 50 year pin, Seneca Masonic Lodge #284 A.F. & A.M. where he had received his 50 year pin and he was a life member of the Broken Bow Elks. He was also a member of the United Church of Christ at Thedford and attended the First Baptist Church in North Platte. He never met a stranger and lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife, Bonita of North Platte; two daughters, Nikki R. (Jim) Mousel of Kearney and Judy C. (Tim) Wiese of Lincoln; three stepdaughters, Debra (Indulis) Denavs of Olathe, Kan., Deanna Grasmick of Omaha and Judy Lowe of North Platte; a step son-in-law, Mike Abel of North Platte; a brother, Samuel ‘Bob’ (Belva) Hanna of Sun City, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Claire Hanna of Mullen; eight grandchildren, James Francis Mousel, Mardi Mousel, Camilla Piper, Kelly (Bob) Watton, Tyler Wiese, Craig Lowe, Jacob Lowe and Jeramie Abel; four great grandchildren, Chief Petty Officer Todd (Brandy) Mousel, Stephanie Mousel, Jacob Watton and Kaiden Watton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ulala ‘Sis’; his parents; a brother, Don E. Hanna, Jr.; a grandson, Cassidy Tyler Wiese; a stepdaughter, Janet Abel; and a step son-in-law, Steve Lowe.


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