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Charles Leroy “Charlie” Hanna, age 81, of Gowen, passed away on September 21, 2021 at Spectrum Health United Hospital under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice.  The son of Fred Thomas & Charlotte (McConnell) Hanna, he was born on December 4, 1939 in Cedar Springs.  On August 9, 1960 in Greenville, he married Janice Elaine LaPar and together, they enjoyed sixty-one years of marriage and raised two children.

Charles worked at Electrolux, retiring after thirty-seven years.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, going to Margo’s and Big Boy for coffee two times a day, hunting, and fishing, however, he most delighted in time with his family.  His family was everything to him – from teaching his son how to tinker, and repair almost anything, to time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Charlie Kennedy; and four of his siblings, Carol, Dan, Tom, and Leona.  Surviving are his wife, Janice Hanna; their children, Christine Kennedy-King, and Leroy & Angie Hanna; his six grandchildren, Miranda & Kollin Bailey, Dorothy & Albert Cazier, Ashley Hanna, Ashley Laymon & Ty Bell, Cassie Hanna, and Dominic Black; seven great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Logan, Alyssia, Adara, Dexter, Jaiden, and Lilly; six of his siblings, Betty, Bonnie, Lyle, Judy, Jim, and Peg; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Charlie’s life will be on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Coles Corner (25 S. Greenville Road, Greenville – corner of M-91 and Dickerson Lake Road) where a buffet lunch will be served.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Chuck’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616)754-5638.


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  1. Kay young on September 22, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I was sorry to read of chucks passing. RIP Charles

  2. Linda kreft on September 23, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    So sorry to hear of chuck passing, prayers for your family. we will be in the up on 25th but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jan give me a call some time 6081

  3. Linda Hansen Kindel on September 24, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Dear Janice
    I am so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was a good person. I would like to stop to see you sometime to talk about days gone by. I would like to go to his memorial but I am recovering from cancer surgery and haven’t been out and about too much yet. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take Care

    Linda Hansen Kindel

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