Dennis Chester Hannusch

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Dennis Chester Hannusch, 92, died May 13, 2014 after losing his seven year struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on April 17, 1922, in Winchester. Dennis was known as a God-loving sweetest husband, father, and man around. After serving his country in Italy during WWII, he returned to marry his hometown sweetheart and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He graduated with a degree in business and started a successful career supporting clients and being a positive role model for his employees. He served the Lord his entire life including almost 50 years at St. Paul Lutheran Church in many capacities including Sunday School Superintendent, Elder, and various other officer and supporting roles. He retired from Southern Union Gas after 35 dedicated years. After retirement, he decided to work part-time for a start-up company, National Instruments, for another 10 years. He was also active in the community participating in Civitan and Junior Achievement. He loved to stay active enjoying  traveling, dancing, dominoes, walking, fishing, beekeeping, wine-making, and collecting stamps, coins, and antique magazine advertisements.He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Vera Louise Jentho Hannusch; his two children, Lisa Hannusch and Scott Hannusch, along with his daughter-in-law, Lupita Hannusch and grandson Dennis C. Hannusch. He is loved by his remaining siblings Gene and Lavonia and sister-inlaw Gladys Wukasch along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Anna Hannusch and his oldest brother Hugo. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Colonial Gardens for their loving care in the last few months. A memorial fund has been established in
his name as part of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, located at 6100 North Lamar Boulevard in Austin. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 1500 W.  Anderson Lane in Austin with Pastors Schroder and Westergren officiating. Interment will follow in Winchester at 2:30 p.m. under the direction of Cook- Walden Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to ww.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com
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