Donald Hanig, 99

Donald Hanig, 99, of Winner, SD passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Lake Andes Nursing Home in Lake Andes, SD.

Funeral Mass services were held at 10 am, Friday July 24, 2020 at Winner Catholic Church. A private viewing and rosary for the family, was held prior to the funeral service.

Interment followed the Mass at Winner Cemetery, with a lunch to follow at Winner Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the South Dakota Knights of Columbus Foundation in the name of Donald Hanig.

Uncle Donny, 99, passed away peacefully on July 17, with his wife at his side. Don is survived by his wife Eleanor Hanig, In-laws Dolores Smith of Winner, Jim and Lavon Smith of Phoenix, Nieces and Nephews: Gary (Fritz) and Ruth Ann Hanig of Rapid City, Jean Hanig Beckman of Chamberlain, Ann (Hanig) and Boyd Thiel of Chamberlain, Tony Hanig and Terami Frantz Nespor of Winner, Jim and Betty Hanig of Pukwana, Steven Klima of Sturgis, Mark, Tim and Pat Smith of Phoenix, with many more great nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, brother John A. Hanig, sister in law Orvilla Hanig, nephews Mark Hanig and John M Hanig and nieces Cleo Binder and Joyce Olson.

Don was born on Feb. 17, 1921 in rural Hamill, South Dakota, and has joined his beloved parents John and Katheryn in heaven. Don was an 80-year honorary member of the Chamberlain Knights of Columbus and member of the Winner, SD Catholic Church.

He spent a lifetime doing the things he loved most, farming and truck driving. He would also want you to know he loved Notre Dame football. But most of all, he was deeply devoted his lifelong partner and wife of 73 years Eleanor Hanig.

He always had a great story to tell regarding one of his many life’s adventures. His lovable smile and laughter were contagious and made people want to be in his presence.

He will live on forever in the hearts of those that loved him and will forever be remembered as the amazing man that he was.

He will be dearly missed.

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