Arlyn Hanne joined his parents, Harold and Irene (Syring) Hanne, in heaven, on October 29, 2023. He was born in Colby, Wisconsin on January 15, 1944. Arlyn graduated from Colby High school in 1962. While growing up on the family farm, he raised a crow and trained it to sit on his shoulder.
After graduation, Arlyn went where opportunity and advancements took him, first cultivating his family farm while working at Trailblazer and raising his young family. He also worked at Wick Building Systems, Wausau Engineered Bodies, and Wausau Homes. When Arlyn grew tired of problem solving and answering phones, he turned his off and took a job driving an 18-wheeler. He retired from Golden Guernsey Dairy in 2006 after 22 years of service and many safety awards.
Arlyn was generous with his time and support. He always noticed the good in people and was free with his compliments for a job well done, but he was a realist and didn't take people, situations, or the world for granted.
He loved his dogs, especially Augie, Buford, and BJ. The outdoors called to him. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling. His adventures took him to 48 of the 50 states and included Canada and Mexico.
Arlyn was a family man, and he loved and raised his children, Ken (Nancy) Hanne, Mahtomedi, MN, Keith Hanne, Park Falls, WI, and Lisa Hanne, Wausau, WI. He married Judy (Bohn) in 1989 in the home they built together and became the father to her children, Lee Kowalski, Morresville, NC, Rebecca Wilebski, Fredericksburg, VA, and Andrew O'Heron, Middleton, WI. Besides his children, Arlyn's memory will live on through his 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Arlyn may have been an only child, but his "family" is huge. He was friendly with everyone and could take on large groups like he was born to do it. He will be greatly missed by all those lives he touched.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 3rd from 2 PM - 6 PM at Brainard Funeral Home Everest Chapel. 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to: Aspirus at Home Hospice.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Jason and all of the staff at Aspirus at Home Hospice for the love and care given to Arlyn and his family.
You've earned your wings, so fly, and continue to watch over us.