Obituary Record

Ed "Tommy Bishop" Hanna
Died on 7/28/2017

Hanna, Ed “Tommy Bishop” 7/28/2017

Photo; Veteran

Printed in the July 31, 2017 Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, NE

Ed Hanna “Grandpa Ed” alias “Tommy Bishop” lived life to the fullest. He was born in Table Rock, NE on September 15, 1927 to Anna (Hubka) and Edd Hanna. He passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Lincoln, NE. After graduating from Table Rock, he served in the occupational Army in Japan, using the GI Bill to get a Degree in Music Education from Peru State College. He married Betty Rademacher, and on August 3rd, the two would have celebrated 67 years of marriage. He taught in Hamburg, IA and West Point, NE. Moving to Oakland, NE, he became a State Farm agent until retiring.

His love of music led him to leading the “Tommy Bishop Band” for over 60 years. He was always directing community and church choirs, musicals, State Fair Veterans’ Programs, and always organizing entertainment for various events. Community was important to him, which led to his serving on so many committees, boards, and clubs too numerous to mention. He was “Grandpa Ed” to anyone he met, and was always visiting, joking, and telling stories. To our family, he was everything: husband, father, Grandpa and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and son, Tom. Celebrating his life are is wife, Betty; daughters: Deborah (Tim) Anderson, and Teresa (Perry) Rogers; sons: Steve (Laurie) Hanna, and Dan Hanna; daughter-in-law, Laurie Hanna; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. To all who knew him, he would be asking you all to say “Hip Hip Hurray for a life well lived”.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, August 1, at 10:30am at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Military Honors will be held following the service. Visitation: Monday 5-7 pm with family receiving friends and at 7 pm there will be a Memorial Video, all at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to Service at the Church. Private family burial in Oakland Cemetery. Memorials: to the family to be designated at a later date.

Pelan Funeral Services Oakland, Oakland, NE

~Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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Printed in the Omaha World Herald on 7/31/2017