Warren F. Hannas


WARREN F. HANNAS, 88, passed quietly from this world to the next on January 9, 2013. Warren was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and raised in Western Springs, Illinois by his parents; Leila Fisher Hannas and Ralston R. Hannas (both deceased). He graduated high school from Lyons Twp HS, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University. Warren faithfully served his country in the US Army in World War II. He worked for many years as a self-employed insurance agent, part-time audio visual producer, radio show host, and did extensive research on alternative nutritional supplements. He is the author of three books, two of which were written after his 80th birthday. Warren was an avid model train enthusiast, and co-founded the annual Whistlestop weekend at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN, where he also ran the model trains every Christmas season. He was a SCORE counselor, LaGrange Kiwanian, International Director of Y’s Men Midwest Region, and in later years an active lay leader at the Thompson Station United Methodist Church. He is pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 45 years, Julia C. Hannas and his brother, Dr. Ralston R. Hannas, Jr.  He is survived by one brother, Alan Hannas; daughter, Barbara Johnson (Gene); son, Stuart Hannas; step sons, Robert Bair and George Bair; step daughters, Pamela Bair, Jenny Bair and Carol (Jon) Wirsz as well as 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson. Warren spent much time interfacing with the community. His outgoing, fun loving-personality and sense of humor will be greatly missed.  Services will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Thompson Station United Methodist Church in Thompson Station, TN. at 1:00pm. Memorials funds have been established at The TSUMC and Adventure Science Center, WhistleStop Weekend Program.

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  1. Jim and Marynelle Criswell on February 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    We knew Warren and Julia for several years in Columbia, TN. and always enjoyed their quiet humor and optimistic outlook. Warren was a very talented man and quite charming. We saw them at travelogues and other events in town. We want the family to know that we appreciated Warren. He left his mark on our town and our life. Sincerely, Jim and Marynelle Criswell

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