Charles W. Hankee, 97, of North Manchester, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at 4:28 p.m.
Mr. Hankee was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Air Force and participating in the Battle of Iwo Jima. He worked in the newspaper industry for 47 years, the last 27 years at Fort Wayne Newspapers where he retired in 1978.
He was a member of the International Typographical Union, Fort Wayne Typographical Union Local 78 and the Manatee Historical Society in Florida. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, in North Manchester, and a former member of the Good Shepherd Church, in Bradenton, FL.
He was born April 11, 1916, in Logansport to William S. and Goldie M. Best Hankee. He married Margaret Webb on Aug. 29, 1939, in Logansport. He married Hazel Schlie on June 16, 1973, in Fort Wayne, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2000. He married Arlene Bergin Chapman on Dec. 11, 2004, and she survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Dr. William (Nancy) Hankee, of Fort Wayne; 12 stepchildren, Sue (Russ) Roesner, Beth (Gene) Rhoades, Joseph (Janice) Chapman, and Chris (Marvin Gheen) Stuart, all of North Manchester; Marg (Rev. Lloyd) Baugues, of Indianapolis; Michael (Lynn) Chapman, of Garrett; Pat Weis Rynearson and Kay (Larry) Stevens, both of Utah; Perry (Ginny) Schlie, of New Mexico; Alan (Angel) Schlie, of St. Roberts, MO; Tim (Darilyn) Schlie, of Fort Worth, TX; and Sally (Terry) Myers of Chattanooga, TN; 25 grandchildren, including Michele (Barin) Barnett of North Manchester, and Chad (Keli) Hankee, of Roanoke; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Calling is Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester.
Memorial gifts may be made to Congregational Christian Church, Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice or Hospice Express, Inc.