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John Charles Hanley
(10-21-1949 - 01-22-2019)

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 John Charles Hanley, 69, of Elgin, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Advocate Sherman Hospital. John was born on October 21, 1949 in Elgin. He was the son of Harry E. Hanley and Mary Louise Logan (Hanley – Lawrence). John attended schools in Racine, Wisconsin and Broomfield, Colorado. He returned to Elgin when he was 18. He lived and worked around the Elgin area the rest of his life. He was an avid bowler, golfer, and played on a softball team. He enjoyed his favorite football team the Denver Broncos and was a loyal Cubs fan. He also loved the music of Elvis Presley and John Wayne movies. He loved trains and traveling all around the country. He also loved spending time at the family summer home in Hayward, Wisconsin. He and his wife were very active members of Greater Grace Community Church in Elgin. Surviving John are his wife of 19 years, Peggy (), of Elgin. Also surviving John are his brother Fred (Carol) of Wichita, Kansas, his step-sister Kimberly Ernst (James) of Elgin, Fred’s daughters and their children, Marian Hanley (Matthew Mead), Addison and Amalia, Charlotte Hanley-Jacobson (Paul) and their son Will. He is also survived by Peggy’s children and grandchildren; Lisa Marie Hankla (Todd) and their children Connor, Tate, and Peyton and Soren Davis (Debbie) and their children Olivia and Samuel. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother Dorothy D. Hanley, his sister-in-law Sandy Johnston Hanley, and step-brother Steven Sutter. Services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Greater Grace Community Church, 991 Deborah Avenue in Elgin. Viewing will begin at 11:30 AM on Saturday and continue until the time services in the church. Burial will be immediately following at River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. Memorials may be sent to Great Grace Community Church C/O Napal Missions. Laird Funeral Home is assisting with the funeral. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com


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