Death notice of the month: Stram Hanks

Stram Hanks
60-plus, Suburban Bass Lake

One of (his) hobbies. (Forrest Bueller/Pool Queue)

Stram Hanks, 66 2/3, died sometime Tuesday at Industrial Park Meadows near the Bass Lake area, surrounded by a home-health-care intern and a marketing director wielding a stethoscope.

Stram was known by several secondary, tertiery and four-tiery nicknames, including KC Coach and GubbaBump.

He was born Sept. 24, 1949, in Shawshank Redemption, Idaho, to Mr. and Mrs. Hanks.

Jumping ahead: He finished his compulsory education and ventured into the world, somehow being completely unaffected by the Vietnam War draft period.

Among his occupations: Machinist (1972-1985); former machinist (1985-pre-present); tool-and-die supervisor; occasional archivist at Bass Lake Community Library (now Bass Lake Public/Private Library); and several other occupations, retiring in 2014.

On May 15, 1974, he married the love of his life, in Fort Kevin, Hilo. Her name has not been disclosed, pending notification of family.

She preceded him in death. Other precedents include his parents; two siblings, William & Mary, of Williamsburg, Va.; a daughter, Billie (Jo) Kapp of Greenmile, N.M.; and aunts and cousins, but not brothers, uncles or nephews.

Surviving are a son; and about 11 grandchildren.

Stram’s favorite hobbies: Kitchen organization, backyard sand/water volleyball (until he suffered a career-ending ankle problem in 1994), spending time with his grandchildren; socializing with people closer to his age, outside his family circle, to maintain a healthy balance; and eating lunch at Grumpy’s Friendly Diner.

Delayed memorial visitation is planned for Sept. 24, to coincide with what would have been his 67th birthday, at the request of his remaining family, at the family’s summer home in Wikipedia, British Columbia.

Contributions may be submitted at GoFundMyDeathMemorium.

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