Edward R. Hana, 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sept. 17, 2018, at Bickford Senior Living in Bourbonnais.
He was born June 17, 1935, in Bridger, Mont., the son of Robert Arthur and Elizabeth Marie (Lehman) Hana. Ed married his lifelong love, Ruby M. Keen, Feb. 6, 1954. She preceded him in death Dec. 27, 2005.
Ed proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War era.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Kankakee for 35 years, first as a main window clerk and later as a vehicle training instructor.
Ed enjoyed his post-retirement years delivering flowers for Busse and Rieck. Driving was one of his passions. He loved being on his motorcycle as a Goldwinger and on his John Deere, mowing his lawn. Ed also enjoyed fishing and watching sports and was a great fan of watching his grandchildren play baseball, softball and football.
Family and friends described him as “a good man, a friend to many, a great dad, a fantastic grandparent and an amazing husband. His friendly ‘scowl’ and sense of humor will be missed by so many.”
Surviving are his three children, Robert W. and Sherry L. Hana, of Lake Barrington, Sheila K. and Robert R. Pommier, of Grand Island, Neb., and Richard T. and Dr. Lauren M. Hana, of Boca Grande, Fla.; five grandchildren, Justin and Daylen Hana, Aly and Max (Katharine) Hana and Heather Pommier; four great-grandchildren, Natalia, Brayden, Aiyana and Akari Pommier; and two sisters, Carol Crandall, of Windsor, Colo., and Karen DeVinney, of Sacramento, Calif.
Preceding him in death were his parents; stepmother, Mert; two brothers, Daniel, in infancy, and Bruce; and grandson, Jason Pommier.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Cotter Funeral Home, 224 E. Washington St., Momence. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, also at the funeral home. Interment will be in Union Corner Cemetery, Grant Park.
Memorials may be made to Riverside Home Health Care or Bickford Senior Citizens’ Living.
Please sign his online guestbook at cotterfh.com.