Donald Hankins, 73, of Rosalie NE


Donald Hankins, age 73, of Rosalie, Nebraska passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender. Per Don’s wishes, there will be a private family funeral service. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.

Donald Hankins was born September 27, 1943 to Floyd and Agnes (Beran) Hankins in rural Pender, NE. He married Dorothy Williamson (Cooper) on January 10, 1966 in Tekamah, NE. The couple had two daughters. Donald was a lifelong farmer. He started with Connealy Farms and most currently with the Stanek Brother’s Farms.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Rosalie, NE; daughters, Teresa Brenltinger of Bonner Springs, KS, and Viola Burkett of Hastings, NE; sisters, Darlene (Bryce) Grimsley, Mary Ann Eads of Green Forests, AK; brothers, Daniel Hankins of Rosalie, NE, David Hankins of rural Oakland, NE, and John Hankins of Pierce, NE; two nieces, Shelly and Julie Hankins, six grandchildren and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step mother, June; in-laws, LeRoy and Ellla Cooper; brother, Dennis; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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