IRONWOOD, Mich. — Patricia Lynn “Patty” Hannu, 48, of Ironwood, died peacefully Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous, 19-year battle with cancer.
The former Patty Moren was born Oct. 9, 1964, in Ironwood, the daughter of Gerald and Joyce (Carli) Moren. She attended Newport Grade School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1982. She was employed as activity director at Josephson Nursing Home in Ironwood for several years.
Patty was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood and an active volunteer at All Saints Catholic Academy. She was an avid deer hunter, and enjoyed camping, fishing, going to beagle trials with her husband, and crocheting. She also was an excellent pasty-maker and loved family cook- outs. She especially enjoyed following her nieces and nephews in all of their sporting activities.
Patty’s strength and courage throughout her 19-year struggle with cancer has been an inspiration to all. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
She was married to Terry Hannu on Oct. 11, 1997, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood, by the Rev. Darryl Pepin. Terry survives.
Also surviving are a son, Zachary, at home; daughter, Crystal (Brad) Buccanero, Ironwood; stepdaughters, Kari (Steven) Deadman and Kelly (Adam) Casperson, both of Green Bay, Wis .; two grandchildren, Archer Deadman and Whitney; her mother and father, Joyce and Jerry Moren, and paternal grandmother, Martha Moren, all of Ironwood; brother, Ricky (Toni) Moren, Land O’ Lakes, Wis .; sisters, Brenda (Marty) Fanning-Rose, Hermantown, Minn ., and Paula (John) Windt, Pence, Wis .; mother-in-law, Lorraine Brown, Ironwood; father-in-law, Eugene (Judy) Hannu, Cool City, Ill .; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Alan Baron, Janet and Don Streigle, Shelley and Ron Phaff, Jayne and Don Snyder, and Tim and C.J. Hannu; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, and a host of friends; and her dogs, Remi and Bella.
Patty was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Fred Fanning.
Out of respect for her wishes, cremation has taken place.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 28, at 11 a.m ., preceded by visitation in the St. Joseph Family Room at 9:30 a.m ., at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood, with the Rev. Robb Jurkovich, celebrant.
Rite of Committal and interment will be in Sunset Acres Cemetery, Ironwood Township, later this spring.
To view Patty’s obituary online, sign her guestbook or offer condolences, please visit mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood.