Class of 1959
April 1, 1941 -
February 24 or 27, 1992 (50)
Fred John Hanna attended Jefferson Grade School, transferring to Daniel Webster when his father, a popular Logansport attorney; moved his family from Garfield Avenue, across the street from Fairview Park, to East Broadway, along the boulevard.
Fred was a leader throughout his years at LHS: As President of the Student Council, he was the closest thing we had to a Student Body President. Fred was an officer in Key Club, Latin Club, Hi-Y and Music Club. He was a Student Rotarian, a member of the "L" Club and Student Manager for the Football Team. He was a talented musician - a saxophone player in the band, swing band and orchestra. And he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was among the best and the brightest.
Classmates will remember him driving his '51 Chevy - usually with a pretty girl at his side - but always armed with a disarming smile. Some may recall when, during our senior year, he returned from a weekend visiting DePauw College. He had been accepted to the college of his choice and was proudly wearing the pledge pin from a fraternity. He displayed a zest for life and all the ingredients for a successful future.
When illness struck him after a few short years in college, we were stunned. When it became apparent that he would be unable to continue we felt hurt. And when he died as a young man, we found it confusing and nonsensical that one of us with such an abundance of talent and such a willingness to give was taken from us.
Our memories of Fred are some compensation, of course, but who can help but wonder what might have been.
The following is from the Logansport Pharos Tribune