Keith D. Hannah

March 30, 1929 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 92)


Keith Dean Hannah

          Keith Dean Hannah, age 92, of Polo, passed away on May 29, 2021 at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris, IL where he resided the last three years.

          Keith was born on March 30, 1929 at home in Peoria County to Hildreth Ray and Lula Francis Hannah.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marlyn Millard; his brothers, Hildreth Ray Hannah, Jr., Robert Hannah, Glendon Hannah and Richard Hannah; and his loving wife of 64 years, Marilyn Joan Hannah.

          He is survived by his sisters, Lula Francis (Fran) Adolphson and Cora Atteberry; sister-in-law, Dee Ruchman; sons, Steve (Marty) of Hudson, OH and Scott of Coon Rapids, MN; daughters, Jill (Richard) Dutton of London, England, Kim (Cory) Cassens of Stockton, and Lori (Curt) Leppert of Rockford; grandchildren, Keith (Brittany) Hannah and Natalie (Ben) Hackett, Abby, Rachel and Ashley Cassens, and Vivian and Jack Leppert; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Amelia and Maximus Hannah; and many nieces and nephews.

          Keith grew up in Mossville.  He served in the Army from 1951 – 1953 and was stationed in Germany.  After his military service, Keith returned to Mossville.  In 1955, Keith married Marilyn (McFall), and they lived and worked on the family farm until 1964, when they moved to a farm near Polo.  While farming and providing for his family was Keith’s focus, he was also very active in the Ogle County Farm Bureau, the Polo Cooperative Association and was a Woosung Township Trustee.

          Keith retired from farming in 2009 at the age of 79.  In retirement, Keith spent many hours honing his wood working skills.  Keith enjoyed the family coming home, but also traveling to visit them.  These visits almost always included helping with a DIY project or two.

          The family is very grateful for the care he received at Pinecrest Manor.

          A visitation, for a maximum of 50 people at a time, will be held at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 10:00-11:30 AM , followed by a private family funeral.  A celebration of life for both Keith and Marilyn will be held at a later date.

          In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Polo Fire and Ambulance service.  Cards can be sent to Kim Cassens, 6402 S. Ridge Rd., Stockton, IL, 61085.

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