CURTIS -- H. Leo Hanes, 93, of Curtis, passed away on June 26, 2009, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
He was born Sept. 19, 1915. to Harvey Ellsworth and Fern (Blake) Hanes at Freedom. He grew up eight miles south of Stockville attending school at Champion Dist. No. 33. He graduated from Havana High School in 1932.
Leo was drafted into the 45th Infantry Division of Army National Guard in October 1941. He fought in Sicilian, Salerno and Anzio Beach heads during World War II. Following the war Leo returned to Frontier County were he went back to farming.
On Feb. 11, 1948 he married Ruby Wilson at McCook. To this union four children were born; Beverly, Linda, Donna and Marvin. Leo lived in Frontier County his entire life and farmed south of Moorefield until he and Ruby moved to Curtis in 1995.
Leo was a member of the Odd Fellows and the American Legion. He coached women's fast pitch softball for many years; he loved to play cards, dance, coyote hunt and fish. Leo enjoyed playing with his grandkids and great grandkids.
Harvey is survived by his daughters, Beverly Lenz (Jim Johnston) of Dallas, Texas, Linda (Mel) Armstrong of Elm Creek and Donna (Ray) Bunnell of Alma; son, Marvin (Carol) Hanes of Moorefield; brothers, Bob (Joyce) Hanes of LaSalle, Colo., and Dean (Kay) Hanes of Loveland, Colo.; sister, Carol (Charley) Arent of Red Feather Lake, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; Larry Lenz of Curtis; sisters-in-law, Zella Mae Sanders of Gothenburg and Geraldine Wilson of Curtis; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby E Hanes; sisters, Mamie Crawford and Viva Wollam; brothers, Francis Hanes and Charles Hanes; and great-granddaughter, Abby Reiser.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 1 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Curtis with Pastor DWayne Bearbower and Raymond Durner officiating. Burial will at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Memorials are suggested to the Frontier Co. Ambulance.
Online condolences can be given at wwwblasestrauser.com.
Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.