William I. Hanig

Jan. 28, 1938 – Nov. 5, 2018


A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 4 p.m. and a Prayer Service beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wesley.

William I. Hanig was born January 28, 1938 in Wesley, son of Leo and Eleanor (Mayer) Hanig. He was baptized in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. William attended the St. Joseph School through eighth grade and graduated high school from the Wesley Public School in 1956.

He married Karen (Michelson) Hanig from Klemme on Nov. 23, 1960 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. He farmed by St. Benedict and worked in Algona and in Forest City. He worked for Corwith-Wesley School as a bus driver and janitor from 1973 to 2004.

William enjoyed his family and friends. He also enjoyed farming, gardening, and the computer. He also loved woodworking and driving semi for farmers. He also enjoyed golfing, and teasing friends. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed playing cards and games with them.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; five children, Doug Hanig and his children, Josh (Janice) and Jon, Sheila Bollinger and her children, Conner and Zach, Julie (Mark) Fischels and their children, Madison, Matt, and Malorie, Patti (Dale) Kiley and their children, Nick, Nate, and Becki (Jake) Donaghy, and Dan Hanig; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Jessi Hanig, Jared and Jodi Hanig, Addie O’brien Bollinger, Oliver and Lilly Donaghy; sister, Mary (Albert) Becker.

Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers, Clarence, Donnie and Stan; son-in-law, Gregg Bollinger, grandson, Jeremy M. Hanig; and parents-in-law, Ray and Ardith Michelson.


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