Allan Ray Hancock, 73, of Elba passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, with his family by his side.
There will be a viewing and time of remembrance from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul. Military Honors will be provided by the Carl Mogensen American Legion Post #119 at 2:32 p.m. (his time of death) on Friday at the funeral home. A Private Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Allan was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on March 15, 1947 to Jake & Inez (Reimers) Hancock. The oldest of three children: Allan, Linda and Don. He received his education in St. Paul, graduating in 1965. He entered the U.S. Army shortly after graduating, serving in Vietnam from January 8, 1966 to February 1, 1969 serving in the 25th Infantry. Allan received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal. He was honorably discharged.
Allan went to work at the Swift Company in Grand Island from 1969 to 2014, when ill health caused him to retire. During his retirement he enjoyed his family more, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Allan liked to watch western movies, riding horses, hunting and casinos. He was a member of the American Legion of St. Paul for over 50 years and the Grand Island Saddle club.
He married Connie Rae Thompson September 24, 1977 at an old country house near Wood River. They were blessed with four children: Scott, Lucas, Stacy and Heather.
Allan is survived by his wife, Connie Rae; sons, Scott and Lucas, both of Elba; daughters, Stacy and husband, Mike Bailey of Grand Island and Heather and husband, Dan Crowley of Kearney; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren with number 11 expected in January; brother, Don and his wife, Jean of St. Paul; a special “nephew,” Kevin Reimers of St. Paul; numerous nieces and nephews. Allan was also survived by many cousins and the following brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Mike & Carol Schlee of Elba, Danny & Kim Mitchell of Grand Island, Mark & Debra Rouse of Shelton, Mike & Marta Slobaszewski of Castle Rock, CO, Pat Fitzgerald of California, Lisa Thompson of Las Vegas, Dianna & Marshall Ramierez of Las Vegas, Jim & Diane Thompson of California, John & Sharon Thompson of California; aunt, Florence Nelson, uncle & aunt, Roy & Winnie Reimers, and aunt, Carol Reimers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Linda Hancock; and “Uncle,” John Reimers.
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