John J. Hanses

March 25, 1965 ~ July 26, 2021 (age 56)


John J. Hanses, age 56, of South Elgin, passed away from Pancreatic Cancer on Monday, July 26, 2021 at home with his loving family and friends at his side.

John was born March 25, 1965, in Carbondale, the son of Edward and Gladys (Miller) Hanses.

John studied fine art at Elgin Community College, where he was an award-winning photographer.  As the owner of One Choice Cab in Geneva, IL, he enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life. A Grateful Dead fan, he appreciated the “so many roads”, which contributed to his unique life.

John was a devout Catholic, an avid fisherman, had a voracious appetite for a good debate, and loved an active game of pinochle with his family.

He is survived by his siblings Mark, Patrick (Judy), Daniel, Mary (Keith) Davis, Teresa (Gary) Richardson, Andrew (Darlene), and Susie (Joe) Murphy; several nieces and nephews; and other dear relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Ann Hanses.

A visitation for John will be held Friday, July 30, 2021 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva.  A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 7:00 pm, with a Rosary recited at 8:15 pm.

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Funeral Prayer for John will be held Saturday, July 31 at 9:30 am at Malone Funeral Home, proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva for Celebration of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am with Father Jonathan Bakkelund, celebrant.

Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Geneva.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or would be appreciated.

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July 30, 2021

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
324 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Celebration of Life Service
July 30, 2021

7:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
324 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Funeral Mass
July 31, 2021

10:30 AM
St Peter Catholic Church
1891 Kaneville Road
Geneva, Illinois 60134

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