Adolph Hannemann - Salina KS
4/28/1920 - 10/5/2010
Adolph Walter Hannemann, born June 28, 1920, was the ninth of thirteen children born to Edward Hannemann and Mary Bureman Hannemann. He passed away on October 5, 2010, after a long illness. He spent most of his life on the rural Lincoln County farm where he was born. The last three years were spent at Windsor Estates in Salina.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Doreen V. (Hodder) Hannemann; sons Gregory Hannemann of Gypsum and Adrian Hannemann and his wife, Becky, of Assaria; daughter Opal Schulz and her husband, Daniel, of Brookville; grandson Maxwell Hannemann of Concordia; granddaughter Amanda Peterson of Assaria; sister Laura Wilbeck of Wichita.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Theodore, Frank, Orville and Cecil; sisters Stella Dillet, Myrtle Vonada, Ruth Peck, Cecelia Gunther and three infant sisters; his beloved grandson Cole Schulz; and great-grandson Sammy Peterson.
Adolph was born in Battle Creek township and spent most of his life on the family farm where he was born. While young, he got up at 4:30 A.M. to water and harness the horses to avoid the fly problem. He walked two miles across the pastures to Paris Grade School, from which he graduated. Enroute he ran a trapline to earn money to buy good quality tools. He graduated from Lincoln High School, where he roomed during the school days in an unheated room. After graduation he returned to help on the family farm. He was a familiar sight in the neighborhood on his motorcycle. In October 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After basic training he left the U.S. to join the Big Red One in North Africa where he rode to his unit in a 40-8 railroad car. He took part in the Landing at Gela, Sicily. After recuperating from injuries, he rejoined his Company for the final push across Sicily. From there he went to England to train for the Normandy Invasion. He met Doreen, his wife of 66 years, while there. After D-Day the unit went across Belgium and France, ending up in Czechoslovakia. After returning to the farm he started his unique various collection of antiques while farming and raising Gregory, Adrian and Opal. He then started carving wood and limestone sculptures. After a long illness, he entered Windsor Estates Nursing Home three years ago. His final days were spent at Kaye Pogue Hospice in Salina, leaving the last survivor or thirteen children his sister, Laura Wilbeck of Wichita.