Archie B. Hanger
Archie B. Hanger, 90, Corydon, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his daughter’s home in New Albany.
Born May 14, 1923, in Oaktown, he was the son of the late Ottie and Jennie Rodgers Hanger.
He was a fighter pilot, flying a B-17, in World War II, a POW and a Purple Heart recipient. He worked for Keller Manufacturing Co. for 12 years and retired from Schmidt Cabinet Co. in New Salisbury. He was a charter member of the English chapter of VFW Post 1660, a member of Corydon VFW Post 2950, American Legion Post 332 in Milltown, serving as a former post commander, and the 40 and 8 of Milltown and an honorary member of Alton VFW Post 133.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Thelma Deutsch; six brothers, Eugene, Bernard, Noble, Gary, Don and Darrell; and two sisters, Ruby Fitch and Peggy Hanger.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Hanger of Frostproof, Fla.; three daughters, Jolaunda Robin Stiles of Corydon, Susan Summers of New Albany and Linda Hanger of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Jerry Hanger of New Salisbury; three sisters, Maxine Pait of Jeffersonville, Dorris Chaffin of New Albany and Catherine Emerson of Georgetown; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: Friday, March 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 15, after 9 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Saturday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Perseverance Chapel Cemetery near Corydon.