IVAN B. HANKLA PDF Print E-mail
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GUYMON, Okla. – Ivan B. Hankla, 59, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at his home north of Guymon, Okla., following a lengthy illness.

He was born Dec. 18, 1950, to Jack and Joann (Thrall) Hankla in Guymon.

He married Dianna Rodgers Feb. 13, 1974, in Clayton, N.M. She survives.

He graduated from Guymon High School with the Class of 1969.

He served in the Army from 1970 to 1973 during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Alaska. He was a master electrician  working on many areas of new construction in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

He was an adventurer, outdoorsman, Plains Indian historian and craftsman. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for many years.

He enjoyed teaching camping skills and Indian lore, traveling to many schools, museums and libraries demonstrating living history programs, the outdoors and spending many summers camping in Wyoming with his horse and friends from all across the country. He also enjoyed his dogs, cats and his land.

He is survived by one daughter, Vanessa and husband, Jeremy Carman; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Gary Burke; granddaughter, Lillian Carman, all of Guymon; cousins, Andrew Thrall, Amarillo, Texas, Luain Hensel, Denver, and Leslie Thrall, Little Rock, Ark.; nieces, Shonia Ritter, Elkhart, Dondie Rodgers and Jennie Larson, Guymon; and a daughter who he met later in life, Monica Colpetzer, Hardesty, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Patti Sue, and special friend, Gerri Hutchinson.

o Celebration of life memorial services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bunch – Roberts Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of choice and will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942.

Friends may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.

 
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