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Donn Edward Hancher

June 17, 1943 - February 14, 2024


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    James Codell says

    Family: Jeanne joins me expressing our deepest sympathy on your great loss, as Donn was a dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult period.

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    Luh-Maan Chang says

    Dear Barbara, Jeff, Jon and Jennifer,

    I was deeply saddened to hear about that Donn, my good old friend, had recently passed away.

    Donn dedicated his whole life to education. He was deeply loved by many students. With his infinitive sacrifice, never-back-down caring hands and non-stopping loud laughers, anyone associated with him will admire him from the bottom of heart. I will miss him forever.

    Please accept my sincere condolence.

    May God bless you.


    Luh-Maan Chang sent from National Taiwan University

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Donn Edward Hancher 80 of West Lafayette passed away at 3:50 am Wednesday February 14,2024 at Westminster Village in West Lafayette. He was born in Elwood on June 17,1943 to the late Ervin and Helen Cloud Hancher. He graduated with his Doctoral degree from Purdue. His marriage was to Barbara Cline and she survives. He taught at Purdue, then Texas A & M, and retired from the University of Kentucky where he last served as associate dean of Engineering. Donn and Barbara retired in Lafayette in 2006.
He enjoyed jogging, reading but he loved music and teaching in the college classroom. Surviving with his beloved Barbara are four children Julie Elson of Kokomo, Jeff Hancher of West Lafayette, Jon (Julie) Hancher of Leesburg, VA, and Jennifer Hancher of Chicago, IL, grandchildren Amber Blakley, Cassidie Hancher, Brooke Hancher, Chris Hancher, Kyle Hancher and Holly Hancher, also 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
Friends may call from 10 am until noon on February 24,2024 at the Tippecanoe Funeral & Cremation Services funeral chapel 3631 Morehouse Rd. West Lafayette. Funeral services will be at noon in the funeral chapel. Private family interment will be held. Those unable to attend are invited to attend virtually by going to zoom.us select meeting number 765-490-4234 and entering the password tmg2020.
Tippecanoe Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to assist the family with arrangements.