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Milo Hanzen

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Inwood, IA: Milo E. Hanzen, 87, of Inwood, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral service will be held Monday, August 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Inwood with Rev. John Wolf officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Public viewing, with no family present, will be held Sunday, August 23, from 2:00-5:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Inwood.

   Milo Elroy Hanzen, son of Herman and Mary (Serck) Hanzen, was born May 23, 1933 in Doon, Iowa. He attended school through the eighth grade and then headed straight to the farm. Milo was united in marriage to Joey Wiese on June 22, 1957 in Luverne, Minnesota. Together they farmed in the Inwood area.

   Milo enjoyed farming, playing cards with their gang of long time pinochle friends, and fishing, while he still could. Regular visits to the casino brought him great joy. Milo was known for pulling a few pranks and telling a good joke or story.

   Milo is survived by his daughter, Tami Soukup (Lance Dieken); grandchildren, Mandy Haga, Nicole (Paul) Guse, Cory Soukup, and Drew Soukup; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Simone; special companion for the last happy years of his life, Shirley Cmela; sister-in-law, Barbara Lueck; and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Joey; parents, Herman and Mary; daughter, Teri Haga; brother, Walter (Gladys) Hanzen; and sister, Viola Watke-Meiburg.

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I was a caregiver at Good Sam and enjoyed my time working with Milo. He was always gracious and cheerful, despite how he felt that day. He loved sitting in the screened in porch, visiting with the "coffee club" and absorbing as much heat as possible. I teased him about being like a tropical flower :). After his passing, I came across his favorite blanket for sitting and listening to baseball and I teared up, realizing he would no longer be using it. I know he is in a place where he is happy, healthy, and pain-free, but he will be missed. My condolences for the loss of your companion, father, uncle, grandfather and friend, and God Bless.

Michelle C.

Michelle Carlson Aug 24 2020 12:00 AM

Milo was always very kind and supportive when I was pastor in Alvord, Iowa.
He loved to talk and share words of encouragement.

Carla Jensen Aug 24 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Milo passing. Always enjoyed chats with him. Our sincere sympathy to you.
Marj Wells
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Marj Wells - Steve & Jackie Wells Aug 24 2020 12:00 AM

To a life well lived!
Blessed be your memory, Uncle Milo.
We are thankful for your love and care.

Douglas D Julius Aug 20 2020 12:00 AM