Kenneth J. Hanni

  • Born: April 23, 1956
  • Died: August 29, 2019
  • Location: West Bend/Iron Ridge, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Dad and Grandpa

On August 29th, 2019 Kenneth J. Hanni passed away with his family at his side at the age of 63.

Ken was born on April 23rd, 1956 in Beaver Dam, WI son of Harold and Delores (Schmid) Hanni. He was married to the love of his life Kate Oestreich on April 16, 1977. They raised two sons together Ben and Joe. Ken was a selfless father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed trips up north to Boulder Junction and to Arizona, as well as traveling with his family and friends. Together, with his wife Kate, the two of them worked tirelessly as the owners of PS Seasoning and Pro Smoker in Iron Ridge, WI. His work ethic and commitment to his family and businesses were admirable to all who knew him. Ken was a honorary member of the Iron Ridge Fire Department with 45 years of service.

Ken is survived by his wife Kate Hanni, sons Ben and Paula Hanni, Joe and Trish Hanni, grandchildren Preston, Kennedy, and Hudson Hanni, brothers Jeff Hanni, Mark Hanni (Angie), brothers-in-law Ed Oestreich (Cathy), Scott Oestreich (Heidi), sister-in-law Teri Hanni Flasch, aunts Shirley Sternweis and Doris Muche, nephew Dan Hanni, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Ken was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Delores Hanni, parents-in-law Bill and Darlene Oestreich, brothers Daniel Hanni and David Hanni, sister-in-law Sheryl Hanni

A visitation for Kenneth will be held on Sunday September 8th, 2019 from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam. A memorial service honoring Ken's life will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home and immediately following we welcome family and friends to join us for a reception at Old Hickory Golf Club.

Ken believed in philanthropy and paying it forward on any given opportunity. In lieu of flowers the Hanni family is asking for donations in Ken's honor to the American Kidney Foundation or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at


Condolence & Memory Journal

I have only had a business relationship with the PS Family. Ken left a legacy behind, in your future decisions always ask what would Ken have done and honor that answer.

Posted by Glenn Roberts - watertown, WI   September 09, 2019

We are very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by ed kubasek - bedford, VA - Acquaintance   September 08, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Kate, Joe and family.
I pray for Gods comfort and healing for you all.
I always looked forward to getting together with Ken for
a few laughs and some cards during deer hunting.
It won't be quite the same but I'm thankful for
the good times we shared.

Posted by Brian Schmidt - Horicon, WI - Friend   September 08, 2019


My sympathies to all the family, Ken was a very kind and giving man. He will be deeply miss by friends and the community. Hope everyone is doing well and God blessings to everyone.
Hubie Albert

Posted by Hubie Albert - Iron Ridge, WI - Friend   September 08, 2019

We extend deepest sympathy to Kate and her family. While it has been many years since our time in Iron Ridge, it's not difficult to picture Ken; the dedicated, hard working, and always friendly family-man.

Posted by Kathy & Bill Huss - Scandinavia, WI - Acquaintance   September 05, 2019

Good by my old friend . You were truly a insperation, friend and ideal my entire life. I am so glad we played that last sheepshead game deer hunting last year. We sure had some good laughs. I sure am going to miss those times. My condolences to the family. Doug

Posted by Doug Kuehl - Iron ridge, WI - Friend   September 03, 2019


Sincere condolences to all family and friends. Am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Joan Case - Horicon, WI - Family Friend   September 03, 2019

My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Ken was truly a special person. Take care and God Bless!

Posted by Bonnie Mengel - Horicon., WI - Family Friend   September 03, 2019

Sincere sympathy for Ken's wife Kate and family. He will be deeply missed by many.

Posted by Lois Rehse - WI - Family Friend   September 02, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Mark and Brenda Fischer - Waunakee, WI - Friend   September 02, 2019

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