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Larry 'Louie Hanshaw Jr.

Published: 12/19/2013

Larry 'Louie Hanshaw Jr.

Died: Dec. 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, Iowa -- Larry "Louie" Hanshaw Jr., age 51, of Pleasant Plain, Iowa, died Monday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after complications from a work injury.

Born March 28, 1962, in Washington, Iowa, he was the son of Larry Hanshaw Sr. and Virginia (Knight) Hanshaw Gleason.

He attended Fairfield High School. Louie served in the Iowa National Guard from 1980 until 2007.

He was united in marriage to Gina Johnson on Jan. 24, 1991, in Pleasant Plain.

Louie was a lifelong resident of Pleasant Plain.

He worked for the city of Fairfield, and was previously federally employed by the National Guard at OMS 12 as a mechanic.

Louie attended First Church of God in Brighton.

He was a member of the Fairfield VFW.

He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. He adored his grandchildren.

He enjoyed working on cars and spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife: Gina Hanshaw of Pleasant Plain; daughters: Amanda Anderson and husband, Nathan, of Keota, and Megan Waterhouse and husband, Trent, of Wayland; son: Trevor Hanshaw and significant other, Elizabeth Tschantz, of Brighton; eight grandchildren: Aidan, Addy, Nolan, and Noah Anderson, Chase, Bryson, and Abigail Waterhouse, and Easton Davis; mother: Virginia Gleason of Pleasant Plain; brother: Terry Hanshaw and wife, Joni, of Fairfield; sister: Kim Schreffler and husband Gary, of Tennessee; in-laws: Ron and Susie Farrington of Wayland and Harold and Judy Johnson of Greeneville, Tenn.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Hanshaw Sr. in 1992 and his grandparents.

Celebration of life services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Church of God in Brighton with Pastor Ryan Meader officiating.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, where the family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m.

Interment with military honors will take place in the Pleasant Plain Cemetery.

A general memorial has been established.

Jones-Eden Funeral Home in Washington, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to Louie's family at

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