G. Scott Hanks

Army veteran, father, grandfather, volunteer and Muskego resident passed away at the age of 62.

Age:  62   City and State of Residence:  Muskego, WI

Day and Date of Death:  Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012   Place of Death:  Seaside, Oregon

Day of Birth:  May 14, 1949    Place of Birth:  St. Paul, Minnesota

Son of:  Stanley D. Hanks and Marilyn Eileen Rozenberg

Life:  Scott was raised in Richfield, Minnesota.  He attended Minneapolis Lutheran High School where he met his future wife, Nancy Pleuss, and graduated in 1967.  He worked for a while as an appliance salesman before he was drafted into the Army in 1968.  December 27, 1969 he married Nancy Pleuss in Edina, Minnesota and she survives at the family home.  He and Nancy resided in Germany during his tour in the Army, and was Honorably Discharged in 1971.

Scott went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, majoring in Economics, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1974.  He was purchasing manager for several manufacturing companies in Minnesota and North Dakota before joining Kraft Foods in 1983.  He retired from Kraft Foods in 2002 as a director of purchasing.  During his career with Kraft Foods, the family lived in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. 

In 2005, Scott and Nancy moved to Muskego, Wisconsin.  They also bought a home in Seaside, Oregon.  Scott enjoyed acting, singing, politics, sports, working on projects, and spending time with his children and 8 grandchildren.  He was a volunteer for the Muskego Food Pantry and the Waukesha Women’s Center and active in his church and neighborhood association.

Affiliations:  Atonement Lutheran Church in Muskego, Wisconsin, and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Seaside, Oregon.



Nancy Hanks                           Wife                                         Muskego, WI

Jeffrey and Faith Hanks             Son & daughter-in-law            Hillsboro, OR

Mary and Josh St.John              Daughter & son-in-law            Burlington, WI

Wendy and Shawn Belletynee   Daughter and son-in-law            Round Lake, IL

Ivy, Christian, Alex, Clara and Nathan St. John    Grandchildren  Burlington, WI

Kaylee, Bradley and Gavin Belletynee    Grandchildren    Round Lake, IL

Stan Hanks and Nancy Rud       Father and step-mother                Houlton, WI

Marilyn Cramolini                      Mother                                     Minneapolis, MN

Steve and Janet Hanks               Brother & sister-in-law            Hudson, WI

Susan and David Mowen            Sister & brother-in-law            Minneapolis, MN

Howard and Carole Pleuss          Father-in-law & mother-in-law   Appleton, WI

John and Phyllis Pleuss                Brother-in-law & sister-in-law   Madison, WI

Jim and Mary Pleuss                   Brother-in-law & sister-in-law    Appleton, WI

Lori and Dick Granchalek           Sister-in-law & brother-in-law     Holmen, WI

Linda and Chris Brown                Sister-in-law & brother-in-law    Fox Point, WI

Numerous Nieces and Nephews


Memorial Service will be held:

   Sunday, February 19, 2012

   Visitation 2-4pm

   Service at 4:00pm

   Atonement Lutheran Church

   S70 W16244 Martin Dr.

   Muskego, WI 53150

Memorials can be sent to Atonement Lutheran Church (S70 W16244 Martin Dr., Muskego, WI 53150), The Women's Center (505 North East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186), or the Muskego Food Pantry (PO Box 231, W189 S8184, Muskego, WI 53150).

Lynnette (Cookie) and John Schuette February 17, 2012 at 11:24 PM
How sad that Scott has passed away. John and I are praying for you, Nancy and the entire family. I lead the prayer and John folds his hands with me. We both say amen together. Scott will be remembered as a kind and loving person. He seemed soft spoken and a person who liked to have fun. One could only say good things about him. Now, he shall be with Bammy, Pa Pete, Bette, Lowell, Marcille, Chester, and Elmer up in Heaven. May they all rest in peace. Love and Prayers, Cookie and John Schuette
Denise Konkol February 19, 2012 at 12:28 AM
I didn't know him, but I am amazed at the litany of service he had in community and church. That is a life well lived, but still too short at 62 years of age. I am glad we could post this so he and his family could receive your wishes.


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