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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