Carolyn A. Hanke

Carolyn A. Hanke

Jun 5, 1946 – Apr 28, 2017

Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Charlotte Grady.  Survived by husband, Luke Hanke; daughter, Jill Hanke Rogers (Chris); son, Chris Hanke (Karrie); daughter, Lynn Hanke McLaughlin (Scott); grandchildren: Collin, Ryan, Shawn and Logan Rogers, Camryn, Riley, Dayne and Olivia McLaughlin; brother, Chuck Grady (Nance); sister, Mary Alice Pfeifer.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the church.  VISITATION Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:30am, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am.  Interment, Voss Mohr Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Mt. Michael or St. Wenceslaus Church.




  • Bill & Marge Albracht Posted April 30, 2017 6:25 am

    Luke and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Carolyn. We will keep her, and all of you in our prayers.

  • Darrell & Gerri Ohde Posted April 30, 2017 12:38 pm

    Luke, Jill, Chris & Lynn–I know words cannot lessen the loss you feel at this time, but know that you are in our thoughts at this very difficult time. Carolyn was a terrific person to be around, and will be missed.

  • Bob Lykke Posted April 30, 2017 2:03 pm

    Luke, we will keep you and your wonderful family in our thoughts and prayers. Carolyn was a loved and much respected educator and person. Thank you both for raising three great children. I sure appreciated having them at Morton Elementary. Bob and Mary Lykke

  • Michael Keimig Posted April 30, 2017 7:38 pm

    My sympathies to Luke and the entire Hanke family. I have many fond memories of Carolyn from our visits to Nebraska. She was a wonderful person. Love and prayers to you.

  • Bob and Jane Patterson Posted May 1, 2017 5:49 am

    Your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories of teaching with Carolyn.

  • Mike and Susan Maziarz Posted May 2, 2017 8:03 am

    Our sympathies to Luke and the entire family. Carolyn was and will always be a pistol! She will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Bob & Shirley Alderson Posted May 2, 2017 8:59 am

    Our prayers to Luke and all the family on these difficult days! Thinking of you and remembering Carolyn for her sweet smile and sense of caring for others! May you find peace by holding on to all the good memories!

  • Roger & Jeannie Nelson Posted May 2, 2017 2:04 pm

    Luke and Family. I was so shocked when I read about Carolyn in the paper. Our deepest Sympathies and out prayers go out to you all.

  • Ted & Kate Starostka Posted May 2, 2017 3:40 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Mark Kudron made me aware of it, & the picture is easy to see why your loss is great not having known Carolyn.

  • Frank & Bernie (Peterson) Cinadr Posted May 2, 2017 5:55 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Luke, Jill, Chris, Lynn and family! I am deeply saddened by the passing of my life-long friend, Carolyn, and will greatly miss her! Be assured of our love and prayers for her and all of you!

  • Russ & Patty Korth Posted May 3, 2017 10:44 am

    Luke and family,
    I was heart broken to hear of Carolyn’s passing. We had so much fun with Luke and Carolyn on our Alaska trip. What a fun loving person who enjoyed life. She was so excited that day that she had to call her daughter to let her know she knew someone from back here. She told me wherever they go she always ends up talking to someone she knows. Cherish all of those great memories you have because I know there were many. Our deepest sympathy.

  • Dave & Shirley Liebig Posted May 3, 2017 3:27 pm

    Please accept our condolences in the loss of Carolyn, beloved wife & mother and gr-mother.. Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.!

  • Bill Ehlers Posted May 4, 2017 2:16 pm

    Hello Luke and family,

    It’s been about fifty years…Kearney State….
    I read with sadness of your wife’s passing. I always remembered you as a great guy!
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.

    Bill Ehlers
    Overland Park, KS

  • Sue Rinne (kula) Posted May 7, 2017 1:00 pm

    My sympathy to Carolyns family, She taught me in the 7th or 8th grade in Platte Center!One of my favorite teachers! HARD for me to believe we were only 9 yr apart, She had not changed at all from picture in paper, would remember that WONDERFUL smile of hers. What a SWEET lady she was. Comfort to her family as i know she will be missed!

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