We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Woodland Hills Funeral Home
Richard “Rick” Hanna, age 91, of Mankato, Minnesota, died on July 13, 2022. He was born in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1931 and graduated from Clawson High School, Class of 1949.
Rick enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps while still in high school and served for 23 years. He was a recruiter, served in both Korea and Vietnam, and for a large portion of his career he was the assistant director and then the director of military correctional facilities both in the United States and abroad.
Rick moved to Mankato in 1973 and attended Mankato State College where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He then started his second career as the Zoning Administrator for Mankato and Blue Earth County for fourteen years. For five years he was the Land Use and Natural Resources Administrator for Blue Earth County.
Rick met his wife, Mary, in Mankato where she had moved to attend college. They were married in 1983 and enjoyed many trips to historic places, antique shops and stays in Victorian B and B’s. They opened Generations Antiques in Mankato in 1997 and operated it together until 2017.
Rick is survived by his wife, Mary, his six children, two sons-in–law, one daughter-in-law, twelve grandchildren, twenty one great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and five siblings. He is also survived by his dog, Ginger, his loyal and constant companion for thirteen years. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, mother-in-law, three sons-in-law, and his first wife.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Laurel’s Peak and Mayo Hospice for caring for Rick with kindness and compassion in his final weeks of life.
Woodland Hills Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at a later time