EDWARD J. ” ED ” HANFLAND, 75, of Trowbridge, Illinois, passed away at 10:20 P.M., Monday, December 19, 2016, at his residence in Trowbridge, Illinois. Ed was born March 15, 1941, in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Fred and Margaret (Pike) Hanfland. He married Joan M. Behl, April 27, 1963 in Trowbridge, Illinois. Ed was a member of The St. Mary of The Assumption Church, Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Neoga American Legion, all of Neoga, Illinois. Ed served in the United States Army and he retired from Ameren C. I. P. S. Ed was an avid fisherman, enjoyed golfing, playing cards and generally enjoyed life . Being with his family. He also enjoyed visiting and being with his friends and neighbors.
Ed leaves his wife, Joan Hanfland of Trowbridge, IL; one son Robert Hanfland and wife Akira of Effingham, IL; Three daughters, Lisa Hoedebecke and Husband, Scott of Sigel, IL, Missy Baker and Husband Jeff of Trowbridge, IL and Nicki Holt and husband Rob of rural Neoga, IL; one foster-daughter, Sue Hall and husband Steve of Rogers, AR: Mother, Margaret Hanfland of Effingham, IL; two sisters, Madonna Hakman and husband Ron of Effingham, IL and Virginia Lindley and husband Jerry of Mattoon, lL; thirteen grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Mr. Hanfland was preceded in death by his father, Fred Hanfland; one son, Scott Hanfland; and three grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the St Mary of The Assumption Church of Neoga, with Pastor Rev. Fr. Sunder Ery, officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 P.M., to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in the St. Mary of The Assumption Church, Neoga, with a Parish Rosary at 8:00 P.M., Wednesday. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery of Trowbridge, IL. The Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, is in charge of arrangements.