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Keith R. Hanke

February 3, 1945 ~ September 24, 2021 (age 76)


Keith R. Hanke, 76, Marathon, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the UW-Hospital, Madison.

He was born February 3, 1945 in Wausau, son of the late Norman and Valieta (Hitzke) Hanke. 

For many years, Keith was a dairy farmer in Marathon.  Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, following local high school sports, playing bingo, bowling, deer hunting and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities.  He was a lifetime member of Rib Falls Methodist Church.

Survivors include four children, Terry (Carol) Hanke of Barrie, Ontario, Todd Hanke, Wausau, Thomas Hanke, Marathon and Tracey (Dan) Ugoretz, Mosinee; six grandchildren, Kurtis and Jacquelyn Alston, Colin, Allie and Nathan Hanke and Reese Ugoretz; one sister, Sharleen (Walter) Tetzlaff, Mukwonago; one sister-in-law, LuAnn Hanke, Marathon and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Sandra Scott; and his brother, Wayne Hanke.

Public visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon.  A private service will follow at 12:30 p.m. with Deacon Brian Hilts officiating.  Private burial will be in the Rib Falls Methodist Cemetery.

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October 9, 2021

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
300 Walnut Street
Marathon, WI 54448

Private Service

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
300 Walnut Street
Marathon, WI 54448

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