Robert William Hanus
WESTFORD — Robert William Hanus, 70, went to be with the Lord Nov. 18, 2013, surrounded by his family at his son’s home in Westford.
He was born May 24, 1943, in Evanston, Ill., the son of Robert P. and Kathryn (Raymond) Hanus.
Bob married Frances A. Minarcik at St. Stephen’s Church in Des Plains, Ill.
Bob worked for the first McDonald’s established in the U.S. and became assistant manager for Walgreen’s before opening an old fashioned ice cream parlor in Richmond, Ill., which he ran for 18 years.
When Bob had a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus, his desire was to see people come to the same experience. Bob gave up everything to go into full-time ministry with his wife, bringing the Good News to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Peru.
He loved to serve both family and strangers alike. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Frances A. Hanus; their children, Robert and Cori Hanus of Utopia, Texas, Jeff and Lisa Hanus of Belvidere, Ill., Patrick and Christine Hanus of Westford; grandchildren, Timothy, Patrick Jr., Sean, Dominic, Gabriel and Mary Catherine; his mother, Kathryn Jane Hanus of Watertown, Wis.; as well as eight brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant son, Joseph; infant twin daughters, Emily and Anna; and his father, Robert P. Hanus.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester.
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Worcester, with the Rev. Ronald Green, MM, as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of the following ministries; Central New York Coalition for Life (Pro-Life Ministry), P.O. Box 382, Oneonta, NY 13820, The Voice of Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 74005-0443 or the Bob Gass Ministries (for orphaned children in Romania), P.O. Box 5130, Alpharetta, GA 30023-5130.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.skinnerfuneralchapel.com.