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James Lawrence Hanrahan

February 7, 1923 August 1, 2019
James Lawrence Hanrahan
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Obituary for James Lawrence Hanrahan

James Lawrence Hanrahan
Of Arlington Heights  

James Lawrence Hanrahan was born February 7, 1923 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa to James Lawrence, Sr., and Frances Laura (nee Chock) Hanrahan.  He died August 1, 2019 at Manteno Veteran’s Home in Manteno, IL.   

Jim served in the Army in World War II from March 24, 1943 until March 1946, first in the European theater and later in the Pacific. He was awarded numerous medals and ribbons, including the European Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. After the war, Jim worked as a chemist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the construction of the Garrison Dam in North Dakota. After that project was completed, he worked at U.S.Gypsum in Fort Dodge, Iowa. While later working in Illinois, he had 5 patents issued in his name for 2 employers -- AM International, Inc. and BT Commercial Corporation. He last worked at Addressograph Multilith. Jim was versed in many subjects and enjoyed reading, especially about politics, history, and Ireland. He enjoyed sharing experiences with his family. 

Jim will be missed by his children James and Michael Hanrahan; his step-daughter Janet (Dan) Gensch and step daughter in law Carol Pankratz; by 15 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren; and by his brother John (Debby) Hanrahan; and remembered fondly by numerous nieces and nephews. 

Jim is preceded in death by his first wife Lorraine (nee Tracy) Hanrahan; his second wife Elizabeth (nee Oeffling- Pankratz) Hanrahan; his daughter Laura (Steve) Naylor; his step-son Richard Pankratz; his siblings Frances (John) Ford, George (“Bonnie”) Hanrahan, Mary White and Rose Marie (“Larry”) Darling and by his parents.   

Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights.  Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery.   We are thankful to Journey Care Hospice, Hospice of Kankakee Valley, and the Manteno Veterans Home for their care. Jim was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, IL. where memorial donations may be given


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Aug

10:00 AM 8/6/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home
1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

6

Aug

11:00 AM 8/6/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 8/6/2019 11:30:00 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home

1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home
1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

2501 E. Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

2501 E. Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Peter Lutheran Church

111 W. Olive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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