Leland Hanks, age 85, passed away on July 24, 2023. Lee graduated from Wauatosa High School in 1956 and Iowa State University. Leland was born in Milwaukee, WI to Stanley Hanks and Mary Hanks. Leland married Anna Hanks (Schroeder) of Wausau, Wisconsin on April 25, 1987, in Milwaukee, WI. Lee had 32 years of service with the USDA Forest Service until retirement in January 1994. Lee's last part-time job was sitting at a computer at home in his PJ's' doing paperwork to acquire used Military trucks for Volunteer Fire Departments in northern Wisconsin. Over the years Lee loved to go camping, canoeing, fishing, cross-county skiing (at times guiding the blind for Ski for Light) and playing golf. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Lee is survived by his loving wife Anna Hanks of Wausau. Daughter Leanne Heilman: Grandson, Daniel Garcia and niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Mary Hanks; son Scott W. Hanks; grandson Christopher J. Gerard and sister Nancy Stolen.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 5th from 9:30-11am with Memorial Service at 11 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Wausau with Father Samuel Cripps officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials go to St John's Episcopal Church in Wausau, WI or the American Heart Association.