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Bernard
Bernard "Bernie" Hanus

November 24, 1927 - March 12, 2018
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Harper Woods, Michigan
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Bernard "Bernie" Hanus, age 90, a resident of Harper Woods passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 in St. Clair Shores with family by his side. Bernie was born November 24, 1927 in Detroit to Andrew and Ann Hanus. Bernie graduated high school and went on to serve in the United States Army Air Corps in 1946 and served as a Classification Specialist in Bolling Field, Washington, D.C. He also earned a degree in Philosophy from the University of Detroit, and also studied at Wayne State University, and the National Institute of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C.. He was employed at the Ford Motor Company, in the production control division, when he resigned in 1952 to enter county service. He became Director of Administration, in June 1970, for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. He was an avid parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Harper Woods and actively involved at church as an usher. He was also a board member of the Public Service Credit Union, formerly Wayne County Credit Union of Romulus, MI. Bernie was also an active volunteer at the St. Vincent DePaul Society where he wore many hats. He also enjoyed golfing and reading when he wasn't busy helping others and serving the community. Most importantly to Bernie he loved spending time with his family.

Beloved husband of Beverly whom he married August 26, 1950 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Detroit for 67 years. Loving father of Evelyn (Bob) Buckman, Bud, Bill (Melody McBride), Christine (Tom) Brown, and Paul. Dear grandfather of Becky (Matt) Brady, Jennifer Buckman, Andrew Brown, Stephen (Kelly) Brown, Elizabeth Brown, and Jason McBride. Cherished great-grandfather of Alex (Rachel) Buckman, Erin and Drew Brady. Loved brother of Bob (Barbara Jean), John (Barbara Ann), and the late Tom. Brother-in-law to Delphine.

Visitation Friday 3-8 PM with rosary 7PM at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, 48236. In state Saturday 9:30 AM until funeral Mass 10 AM at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores 48080. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Memorial contributions to St. Vincent DePaul Society in Bernie's memory.


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Gathering of friends and family
A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Friday, March 16, 2018
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Resurrection
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
21620 Greater Mack
St. Clair Shores, MI US 48080
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 AM
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Burial
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
17100 Van Dyke Avenue,
Detroit, MI US 48234
Saturday, March 17, 2018