James Henry Hanneken, Sr., known to all as Jim, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Louis, MO, on August 21, 2018, having reached the age of seventy-five years, eleven months and fifteen days. Jim was born in St. Louis, MO, on September 6, 1942, son of James J. Hanneken and Lucille Hanneken nee Vondera. As a young man he was united in marriage and blessed to have five children. On April 1, 1978, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Pauline McJunkin nee Coleman and their families were joined as one.
Jim is survived by his wife, Kathy Hanneken of St. Clair, MO; by his children, Daniel J. Hanneken, Sr. of Riverside, RI, Donald J. Hanneken and girlfriend, Lisa, of Villa Ridge, MO, Christina L. Quercia of Hampton, NH, Douglas J. Hanneken of Johnson City, TN, James H. Hanneken, Jr., known to all as Chip, and wife, Leslie, of Jonesborough, TN, Michelle L. Collins of Pacific, MO and Shawn W. McJunkin and girlfriend, Tammy, of Pacific, MO; by eleven grandchildren, Daniel J. Hanneken, II of Riverside, RI, Kala Joos and husband, Kaelin, of Eureka, MO, Brittany Hanneken and fiancÚ, Alex, of St. Charles, MO, Danielle and Matthew Quercia of Hampton, NH, Elizabeth Hanneken of Johnson City, TN, Jobe and Eli Hanneken of Jonesborough, TN, Tabitha Storie of Pacific, Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Storie and wife, Kelcey, of Midway Park, NC, and Derrick McJunkin and wife, Jennifer, of Villa Ridge; by three great-grandchildren and two, soon to be born; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Lucille Hanneken.
Jim was a Christian, having been baptized and raised in the Catholic faith. During his working career he was employed as a corrections officer at the Missouri State Correctional Center in Pacific, MO from 1981 until his retirement in 2008. He was a talented woodworker and doing woodworking projects was his passion. He also enjoyed working in his yard. Jim was a outgoing and friendly man with a great sense of humor. He also loved to play the lottery and had even won on a game show, Fun and Fortune. What meant most to him though was time spent with his family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will forever live in their hearts.
A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with Father Eric Kunz officiating. Interment was in Brush Creek Cemetery in Gray Summit, MO, with the Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Memorials may be made to the family.