In loving memory of

Roger Leo Hanish
October 27, 1941 - November 16, 2019

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Burial is in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Joyce funeral home. A prayer vigil service will be at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Roger Leo Hanish was born October 27, 1941, the son of Leo and Edna (Grethen) Hanish in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was a 1960 graduate of Laurens High School where he excelled at sports and academics.

Roger married Phyllis Poeppe, and to this union three daughters were born.

Roger loved farming. He enjoyed working the ground and caring for his crops and gardens. He owned Casey's / Country Store in Laurens for 33 years. Roger was an entrepreneur of several businesses. He served on the City Council. He was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Knights of Columbus, Jaycees, and the Fire Dept.

In 1987, Roger was married to Linda Rae Buettner (Wendi, Pam and Nathan and their children: Samantha, Michael, Mason, Savannah, Sierra, Somer and Carter).

Roger loved his family and was proud of all of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, riding his Harley and watching Fox News. He loved sports and was a member of the "Over The Hill Gang" softball team. Rog umpired and refereed for 25yrs. He drove the school bus for 15yrs. Rog was a coin collector. Some of his favorite times were family trips and vacations. More than anything, Roger loved spending time with his family.

Roger passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Mercy One Hospice House in Mason City, IA.

Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters: Dawn Corley and her husband, Pat of Emmetsburg, Tamara Griffin and her husband, Scott of Laurens, IA and Kim Heddinger and her husband, Pat of Emmetsburg; (Son) Rodrigo Alcaraz Garay and his wife, Pamela and their sons, Rodrigo and Santiago; 10 grandchildren: Mitch Corley (Brittney) of Ankeny, IA, Matt Corley (Kirsten) of Johnston, IA, April Birdsall (Drew) of Urbandale, IA, Toni Hyde (Joshua) of Oakland, IA, John Griffin of Spirit Lake, IA, Mark Griffin of Laurens, IA, Trisha Griffin of Des Moines, IA, Steven Heddinger of Ayrshire, IA, Cody Heddinger of Ayrshire, IA and Cameron Heddinger of Nevada, IA; seven great-grandchildren: Connor Griffin, Olivia Corley, Kellan Corley, William Hyde, Ella Corley, Rohan Corley and Theodore Hyde; six sisters: Evelyn Snavely of Tipton, IA, Lois White (Larry) of Laurens, IA, Margaret McKim (Fred) of Arnolds Park, IA, Jeanne Cowan of Milan, IL, Phyllis Anderson of Laurens, IA and Kathy Ball (Jerry) of Lester Prairie, MN; brother, Dean Hanish (Daneze) of Lincoln, NE, sister-in-law Mary Hanish of East Lansing, MI; and friend, Judy Richardson of Emmetsburg.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; brother, Wayne Hanish; three brothers-in-law: Dennis Anderson, Bob Snavely and Ron Cowan; two nieces: Theresa Bonnstetter and Mariann Snavely; great-nephew, Nic Proctor.

Thank you Dee for your loving care of my Father.


Dee Jackson wrote on Nov 20, 2019:

"Rogers Family, May GOD wrap his arms around you at this most difficult time."

Bill and Bonnie Whitney wrote on Nov 20, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. May your memories help to comfort and bring peace at this very sad time. Bill and Bonnie Whitney"

Maureen/ Joel wrote on Nov 19, 2019:

"To Roger's family, We are very sorry for losing your loved one. May those positive memories warm your heart now n forever."

Denise and Ev Jensen wrote on Nov 19, 2019:

"I can't find words to express how my heart aches for you three girls and your families. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs..."

Tim/Karen Jubie wrote on Nov 19, 2019:

"We were saddened to hear about Roger's passing. He was a kind, gentle, and caring man. We enjoyed his visits to Hudson! He will be sadly missed. Tim & Karen Jubie "

Susan Pearson Hines wrote on Nov 19, 2019:

"Roger was in my dad?s graduating class of 1960 from Laurens. A nice memory I have of Roger is that he took the time to attend my father?s visitation in Laurens. "

Leonard and Deena Kenworthy wrote on Nov 19, 2019:

"Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I wish we could have visited one more time. Roger and Leonard would talk politics when they were on the phone. He will truly be missed. RIP Roger."

JoAnn Coakley wrote on Nov 19, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your loss Judy, Dawn and families."

Rae Jean Eischeid wrote on Nov 18, 2019:

"Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time. Losing a parent is so hard at any age. We know Roger was proud of each of his children. Love, Joe and Rae Jean Eischeid and family. "

Tim Jubie wrote on Nov 18, 2019:

"Roger was truly a good friend and even though a few years separated us in age we always had good conversations! He will truly be missed by those of us that knew him well. "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:29-30 Rest in peace my friend! Tim Jubie and Family Hudson, Wisconsin"

The Meister's & our family wrote on Nov 17, 2019:

"There are no words we can say that will take your pain away right now! Our thoughts & prayers are with You & All of your Family! Love from The Meister's & Our Family!?"