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Kenneth Lero Hance

September 21, 1929 November 4, 2019
Kenneth Lero Hance
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Kenneth L. Hance, 90, passed away on November 4, 2019 in Post Falls, Idaho. Ken was born on September 21, 1929 to Ernie and Derondo Hance, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. On June 8, 1955, he married Geraldine Williams from Midland, Arkansas. They were married for 63 years before she passed away in February this year.

Ken joined the Navy at 17 and spent his years as a young sailor traveling overseas and serving time in the Korean War. He later began working on the first nuclear submarines and spent many long months out beneath the sea. He was proud to have served in the military and he loved his country. After his retirement from the Navy, he began his second career as a pharmaceutical representative with Ciba-Geigy, now known as Novartis. Ken and Gerry spent their retirement years in Jacksonville, Arkansas and they moved to Idaho two years ago to be closer to family.

Ken is survived by his daughter, Susan (Greg) Bauerle of Hayden, Idaho; brother, Cleatus (Hazel) Hance; grandchildren: Jennifer (Josh) Keough, Kevin Bauerle, Shabree (Bret) Whiteman, and Trent (Rikki) Hance; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine and his son, Steve Hance, his parents, and his sister, Wanda Cooper.

A visitation will be held between 4:00-6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12 at Yates Funeral Home-Coeur d’Alene Chapel, 744 N 4th St., Coeur d’Alene.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 13 at Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 West Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA.

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4:00 PM 11/12/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/12/2019 6:00:00 PM
Yates Funeral Home

744 North 4th Street
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814

Yates Funeral Home
744 North 4th Street Coeur d' Alene 83814 ID
United States





10:30 AM 11/13/2019 10:30:00 AM
Washington State Veterans Cemetery

21702 W. Espanola Rd.
Medical Lake, WA 99022

Military Honors will be performed.

Washington State Veterans Cemetery
21702 W. Espanola Rd. Medical Lake 99022 WA
United States

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Washington Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

Medical Lake, WA

Medical Lake WA
United States

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