May 31, 2013


Robert "Tex" Hanke, 77, of Lake View, Iowa, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Paula J. Barber Hospice House in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View with the Rev. Donald Peterson III officiating. Burial will be at Wall Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View.

Robert was born Feb. 24, 1936, a son of Arthur and Etta (Brauer) Hanke in Lake City, Iowa. He was baptized April 19, 1936, and confirmed April 2, 1950, at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. He attended Viola rural country school through eighth grade and attended Lake View High School.

Robert made his family home near Lake View. On April 6, 1958, Robert married Patricia Meyer at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. They were blessed with three children: Jodi, Jeff and Scott. He remarried on Feb. 17, 1978, to Carole Schultz along with her son Rick Nelson. Robert farmed and was owner/operator of his own trucking business. He retired in 2008.

Robert was a loving and devoted husband and father and enjoyed his days with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View.

Survivors include his wife, Carole of Lake View; daughter Jodi Brady of Omaha, Neb.; sons: Jeff (Candi Day) Hanke of Lake View, Iowa, Scott (Lisa) Hanke of Carroll, Iowa, and stepson Rick Nelson of Lake View, Iowa; grandchildren Jessica (Jordan) Janson of Carroll, Iowa, Jaymeson (Tess) Brady of Omaha, Neb., Brooke Hanke of Carroll, Iowa, Josh Hanke of Wall Lake, Iowa, Jill Brady of Omaha, Neb., and Paige (fiancé Tyler Grossman) Hanke of Dedham, Iowa; great-grandchildren; Caden Janson, Breya Rehm, Crue Janson and Parker Brady; sister, LaVon (Raymond) Freese of Lake View, Iowa; and many extended family members and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandson Ryder Grossman.