Gary Robert Hanisch

Oct. 27, 1934- Oct. 5, 2017

Gary Robert Hanisch,

age 82 of Bismarck, ND .

passed away peacefully

on Thursday, October 5,

2017 at Bismarck Sanford

Center with his family at

his side.

Funeral services will be

11:00 AM on Saturday,

October 14, 2017 at Con-

cordia Lutheran Church

in Crosby with Pastor Em-

ily Shipman officiating.

Burial: will follow at Con-

cordia Lutheran Cemetery

in Crosby. Visitation: will

be 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on

Friday, October 14, 2017

at Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home in Crosby and

also one hour before the

service at the church.

Gary was born in Plen-

tywood, Montana. on Oc-

tober 27, 1934 the son of

Harold and Helga Han-

isch. Gary lived in Willis-

ton until the age of 11, at

which time they moved to

Crosby where Harold ven-

tured into the banking

business. He graduated

from Crosby

High School in 1952,

then went on to attend

UND in Grand Forks. He

was a graduate of the

School of Banking in

Madison, WI.

Gary married Helen

Haugo on June 12, 1955 in

Crosby. Throughout his

life, Gary enjoyed spend-

ing time with his family,

curling, hunting, fishing

in Canada, traveling

around the world, trail

riding in Medora and fly-

ing. He and Helen en-

joyed spending their

winters at their home in

Scottsdale, AZ. He re-

ceived his private pilot’s

license in the late 50’s and

was an avid pilot for over

50 years. Gary started

working at the family

owned Farmers State

Bank (now Bank of Tioga)

in 1955, taking over as

President from his father

in the late 1970’s and

worked there until his full

retirement at the age of

70. He was active in the

Kiwanis Club, Shriners,

Masons, member of the

GNDA, Elks, Past

President of the Crosby

Moose Lodge and Past

President of the Indepen-

dent Bankers Association

of North Dakota. He re-

ceived the Distinguished

Banking Award from

ICBND in 2016. Gary was

a very loving husband,

brother, father, grandfa-

ther, great grandfather,

dear friend and will be

deeply missed.

Gary is survived by his

wife of 61 years, Helen ,

Bismarck; son, Paul Han-

isch (Jena), daughter, Bar-

bara Nordstog (Steve)

Grand Forks; grandchil-

dren, Ryan, Andrea, of

Crosby, Sarah (Ian) Ply-

mouth, MN, Sean

(Meghan) Golden Valley,

MN; great grandchildren,

Payton, Bentley and Ma-

clan and brother, Jon.

He was preceded in

death by his parents

Harold and Helga Han-


Memorials Contribu-

tions may be made in

Gary’s name to Concordia

Lutheran Church Building


Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home of Crosby, ND

is in charge of arrange-