Donavon D. Hanna died June 25, 2002, in Reno, Nev. He was 69.
Hanna was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Petersburg, Neb., to Lola Thiessen and Albert Hanna. He was brought up in Ewing, Neb., and graduated high school in Grand Island in 1950. He was a commercial construction superintendent, building throughout the southwest before retirement.
Hanna married Joyce Haile and they had four children.
Hanna was an avid fly fisherman and collected antique fishing gear. He took great pride in building and repairing bamboo fly rods and old reels and spent many peaceful days fishing on the Poudre and Platt Rivers. Nevada's Pyramid Lake gave him many winter hours of pleasure.
Hanna is survived by his wife, Marty; children, Julie Hanna, of Craig, Karin (Curtis) Comeau, of Steamboat Springs and David (Diane) Hanna, of Sarasota, Fla.; stepchildren, Mike Isham and Jeannie Ciceu, of Reno, Nev., and John and Tomi Isham of Lebanon, Tenn.; mother-in-law, Joanne Jarvis; sister, Betty Svitak, of Grand Island, Neb.; brother, Robert Hanna, of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Amber (Shane) Kawcak, Kelsey and Cameron Comeau of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Sasha Hanna of Jekyll Island, Ga.; and great-grandson, Gage, of Craig.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Hanna and grandson, Jared Stehle.
A memorial will be On July 28 in Reno, Nev. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the ALS society.