In Memory of

Fanny E. Hatterman

October 31, 1924 - December 7, 2011
Fanny E. Hatterman, the daughter of Evert and Minnie Sleeper, was born October 31, 1924, in George, Iowa. She attended school in George until 1932 when her family moved to Cherokee. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1942. During World War II (1943-1945) she worked at an Omaha, Nebraska defense plant making airplanes. On June 14, 1946 she was united in marriage to Wayne Hatterman. She was employed at Tots & Teens, Napier's Inc., was a Water Billing Clerk for the City of Cherokee and was a Central Trust & Savings Bank teller for 18 years. She retired in 1994 and worked part time at J.C. Penny Catalog until 2004. Fanny was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, in Cherokee, IA. She was past President of Business & Professional Women, Trinity Lutheran L.W.M.L, and Cherokee Bowling Association. She was also an active member and vice chair of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Fanny also volunteered for many years for Trinity Lutheran Church, Elder Peer, and assisted residents playing bingo for V.F.W. Auxiliary at three nursing homes. Fanny enjoyed bowling, fishing and visiting her two daughters, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and their families. She and Wayne enjoyed travel to Sino American Cooperative Organization (World War II Veterans) gatherings, especially their visit to Taiwan. On December 7, 2011, Fanny passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hatterman (12-25-2001); parents, Evert and Minnie Sleeper; and one brother, Henry Sleeper. She is survived by two daughters, Esther Carey (John) of Marcus, IA and Ellen Peters of Hewitt, MN; five grandchildren: Christopher Carey and wife Dallas, Timothy Carey, Erin (Carey) Guerra and husband Jeff, Emily (Peters) Barber and husband Chris, and Alex Peters and wife Bertille; five great-grandchildren: Riley, Tessa, Behr, Chloe, and Sienna. Two sisters, Mrs. William (Etta) Caldwell of Cherokee and Mrs. Ski (Viola) Wisniewski of Pardeeville, WI.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Rev. Jonathan Riggert
Chris Carey Tim Carey Alex Peters Jeff Guerra
Visitation will begin prior to the service at the church.
Organist- Betty Koehlmoos Soloist- Carl Nielsen
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Ellen and Ester,
I just read about your mother's funeral tonight. My prayers are with you and your families. I have many memories of our years growing up together. I especially remember the beautiful willow trees in your yard. These times bring many memories and I am so glad we had those years as neighbors and classmates. Your mom was such a nice lady! ”
- Janice (Roseen) Meyer
Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Family of Fanny, I am so sorry about Fanny passing. We had many good times at bowling tournaments and on Wednesday nights. It was always good to see her when I would come back to Cherokee to visit.

- Carolyn E. Steig
Monday, December 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I would like to express my sympathy to the family of Fanny E Hatterman. I worked with Fanny at Cherokee State Bank over the years and she was a very kind and considerate person. Pease be to her memory. ”
- Craig W. Wiese
Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“im so sorry to hear about your loss.Fanny was a great lady to be around”
- Melissa Eberly
Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. I will never forget the many things Aunt Fanny did for my Father. ”
- Jaynie Kammerer
Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Ellen, my prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family.”
- Mary L. Sperley
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