Marco Island, FL: Mr. Robert “Sonny” Hanchett, age 89, died peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020 at his home in Marco Island surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends in Michigan pending travel arrangements.
Sonny was born July 5, 1930 in Garden City, MI to the late Lawrence “Jack” Hanchett and Margaret “Honey” York. He was preceded in death by his, Karen Rose Hanchett, daughter; Roger Hanchett, brother and Jerry Kelso, brother-in-law. Hanchett retired from Garden City Public Schools.
Surviving are his high school sweetheart, his wife of 69 years, Patricia Hanchett; children, Kyle Hanchett, Kay Carroll and husband, Tom of Dearborn, Debbie Kerr and husband, Mike of Dearborn and Jackie Gunsell and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Robert Carroll, Kelly Harrell and husband, Frankie, Karen Merola and husband, Phil, Kristina Johnson and husband, Christopher “CJ”, Jesslyne Malone and husband Michael, Jason Gunsell, Devin Kerr and wife, AnnLea, and Emma Kerr; sisters-in-law, Jean Brey and husband, Rich, and Carol Celmer; many nieces and nephews as well as great-grand children.
The family will receive friends in Michigan pending travel arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Pinckney, MI 48169.