Matthew John Hanner 35 years old, passed away in his sleep Wednesday, October 24th. Our family and the community have truly lost a wonderful and beautiful human being.
Matthew came to us on a very busy hospital evening on 01/17/1983. Right from the start, we knew we had received a gift from God when he slept through the first night home from the hospital.
Matthew graduated from the Lakeland School District. He started kindergarten at John Brown Elementary, graduating from Lakeland high School in 2001. During his school days, he played numerous sports. He played Park & Rec sports in his elementary years. Matthew made the All-Star teams in Little League. He played football and baseball in both junior and senior high school. He was on the varsity football team that went to state in 2000, placing 2nd. He made first team defense in the Intermountain Conference League. His jersey number was #52.
Matthew was employed in the building lumber industries for all of his work life. He also was the head of security at the Beacon Pub on Sherman Avenue. He was the ray of sunshine that sat at the front door with the very colorful sayings on his t-shirts. Some his mom wasn’t too fond of, if you know what I mean.
He leaves behind his parents, Louie & Olivia Hanner, brother, David, sister-in-law Heather and nephews, Brody, Cameron and Myles Hanner. He also leaves behind three fur-sisters, Princess Ally, Bonnie Blue and Mia Buttercup. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Those who were close to Matthew knew he was an avid Subaru car guy and an excellent cook. We will miss his great spaghetti dishes, his thick and hearty chicken noodle soup,, his chicken enchiladas, and his awesome pasta salads.
Matthew will be sorely missed by many. He was truly a big teddy bear with a big heart. He was a wonderful son, and a loyal friend to many. We will miss his wonderful smile and bear bugs.
Matthew you left us too soon and we look forward to seeing you again. I hope all that meet you at heaven’s gate have their ID’s in hand or they won’t be getting into heaven.
Please come join us in celebrating Matthew's life on Friday November 9th, 1pm at Bell Tower Funeral Home on 3398 E. Jenalan Ave. Post Falls, Idaho.
We are a family owned and operated full service funeral home and crematory. We are committed to providing the highest quality service with compassion, care and understanding because everyone needs somewhere to turn when they lose someone. We recognize that no two lives are alike, no two deaths are alike either.