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Joseph P. Hanback

April 14, 1998 — November 7, 2022


Joseph P. Hanback


Joseph Patrick Hanback, 24 years old from Vanderbilt, Michigan, went to be with God on November 7, 2022, at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph was born on April 14, 1998, to Rhonda and Raymond Joseph “Joe” Hanback. He was their youngest child, and a true blessing for them and all their family and friends.

Even as a young child, Joseph was everyone’s friend. He loved to ride his four-wheeler, play video games, and spend time with his family. As a teen, he was a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Pistons, and the Golden Gate Warriors. He loved sports, especially basketball and baseball and was a great team member on both Wolverine Wildcat teams during his high school years. He graduated from Wolverine High School in 2017.

Joseph loved having fun. He especially enjoyed fishing in the local lakes. For the past few years, he participated in Bump and Run competitions, winning first prize in his division in a Bump and Run race in Gaylord during the summer of 2020. He and his best friends enjoyed working on their cars to get ready for the races, spending lots of time together working and joking around with each other.

Joseph is survived by his parents, Rhonda van den Hoek of Vanderbilt, MI; Raymond Joseph “Joe” (Carrie) Hanback of Carollton, Ohio; sisters Amy Wright of Tower, MI; Amanda Shaw of Lupton, MI; Ashley Jarvis of Gaylord, MI; Eden (Justin) Airbets of Saginaw, MI; Adrianna Hanback of Sault Sainte Marie, MI; and Rayanne Hanback (Jesse Kleinschrodt) of Vanderbilt, MI; nieces and nephews Landon Airbets, Rylie Airbets, and Jessie Jo Kleinschrodt; many aunts, uncles and cousins, and his grandparents Mary Lou van den Hoek and Roger van den Hoek, Sr.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Greer, grandfather William Ray, step-grandfathers Otis Hall and Ken Greer, uncle Doyle Hall, aunt Theresa Dunham, his cousin, Zachary Dunham and great-grandparents Ruth and Bud van den Hoek.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at noon at the Wolverine High School gymnasium. Following the celebration, a luncheon will be served at the Wolverine Elementary School lunchroom. All are invited to attend both events. Committal will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, please direct any gifts to Rhonda Hanback, 9827 Old 27 N., Vanderbilt, MI 49749. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family on his guestbook below.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wolverine High School Gymnasium

13131 Brook St, Wolverine, MI 49799

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