Ron Hanna, 65 passed away February 21, 2022 in Boise Idaho. Born in 1956 to Orville Hanna and Doris Fry. He had a stepdad, Monte Fry.
Ron was always a hard worker, He had many talents mostly learned by helping his dad work. He often said that when Dad told you he needed your help on Saturday you didn’t show up in shorts and sandals, you showed up ready to work in your 501’s and boots and long sleeve shirt. Ron went to Lowell Elementary, North Jr High School and Boise High School. Ron still has lifelong friends from his school years.
Ron married Barb in 1982. Ron and Barb spent many years in the mountains camping and spending time with their daughters and extended family and friends. Ron and Barb had two daughters, Shae and Erin. Ron loved them with his big heart and raised them to be good, hardworking people. Shae and Erin have immense pride in their dad and he felt the same for them. On January 28, 2022 Ron and Barb celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Ron was an electrician with the IBEW Local 291. He followed his dad, Orville into the trade. He held many positions. He was President of the Local, He served on the Executive Board. He spent 26 years serving on the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, a program he believed in, hoping it would enable men and women to learn a good trade in which they could provide for their families. He represented fellow electricians early in those years and then the contractors after he himself became a contractor.
In 1993 he invested his savings along with a loan from Orville Hanna in a 50% partnership to start Power Plus, Inc. He was always thankful for all those good electricians who gathered as a team to make Power Plus a success. Ron decided to sell his partnership and retire to his little cabin in the woods in 2013.
Ron and Barb have loved spending time at the cabin often with their daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren on the river, on the porch, caring for the yard, and helping Erin and Tyson build the Hanna Hideout for the boys. He has a “Bunch” of friends in Garden Valley.
Ron was a great Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend to many and will be missed. He left us with great work ethic, morals and leadership skills that we will pass on to future generations. Way to Go, Ron! A Job Well Done!
Ron is survived by his wife, Barb; Daughters Shae Hanna (Tom); Erin Duffin (Tyson) and adored Grandsons Adam and Collin and Camden. His loving parents, Orville Hanna and Doris Fry and Monte Fry; siblings, Mike Hanna and Suzanne Gregory. He was preceded in death by brother Rick Hanna. He has a big family that will miss him very much but will always remember his good, helpful heart.
A Celebration of Ron Hanna’s Life will be held March 4, 2022 at 3:30pm at Barber Park Education and Event Center at 4049 S. Eckert Road Boise, Idaho 83716
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Dawn Coder saysFebruary 24, 2022 at 4:06 pm
Ron was a great man and set the example of true integrity! Praying the family finds peace and comfort during this difficult time!
Bob Scott saysFebruary 25, 2022 at 4:03 pm
Ron was a true friend and a steadfast supporter of the working people. He will be sorely missed.
Ray Fouts saysFebruary 25, 2022 at 5:09 pm
Thank you for your sincere lifelong support as an IBEW Journeyman Inside Wireman and a NECA contractor. You have big shoes that will be ery hard to fill. God Bless you and your family
Jim Woodhead saysFebruary 25, 2022 at 6:49 pm
Ron will be remembered as an icon to all that knew him. He is my greatest lifetime friend with 40 plus years of stories as an example of the friend we’ve all looked for in life. I was blessed to have met him early in life .. I’ll miss my best friend. Godspeed Ronny, you are the best – I hope to see you again someday.
Dan Krishnek saysFebruary 26, 2022 at 6:17 pm
Ron was a kind soul and well liked by anyone that ever got the opportunity to meet him. Ron was one of my first journeymen in the IBEW when I was a 19 year old kid. When I could not drive, I met at Ron’s house and he gave me a ride to work. He was a knowledgeable and resourceful electrician. He was patient and helpful to me early and then later in my career. I have many memories of Ron Hanna and they are all good ones. Rest in Peace brother!
JOHN COOPER saysMarch 1, 2022 at 12:51 pm
Ron and I were life long friends as there was only a 3 weeks difference in our age. We grew up together and shared many ups and downs of life’s experiences. I reflect back on the memories of raising our families and then grandchildren. Ron and I played together as tykes and decades later we found ourselves playing with each others grandkids. Ron has always been called “Uncle Ron” by my girls and then by my grandkids.
I have always considered Ron as a brother and a blessing for him being in my life, Love You Ron.
Michael Hamilton saysMarch 4, 2022 at 10:07 am
Ron I will miss you! From the 1st day we meet in 7th grade I knew we would be friends for all time! I will enjoy our memories the rest of my time here!!
Ken Krishnek saysMarch 4, 2022 at 11:58 am
I had the good fortune to know Ron through working on many of the same jobs. I was a journeyman glazier with IUPAT local #477. Ron’s character, personality and work ethic earned him the respect of all who had the pleasure of working with him. Some years later our son served some of his early apprenticeship under Ron’s guidance, I knew that Dan was in good hands. Ron’s values and impact on others lives on.
Jacob Crane saysAugust 16, 2022 at 6:14 pm
I lost touch with Ron and his family a number of years ago. However, I will always remember Ron as kind, intelligent, humble, straight forward and hard working. I credit him and his family for all the great life advice they poured on me, while also opening their home to a young man trying to find his path in life. My sincere condolences and respect to Ron’s family.
Ron Ingalls saysNovember 1, 2022 at 11:54 am
I recently heard of Ron’s passing. It’s true…the good die young. I’ve known Ron since we were kids and although we were not extremely close, I always considered him a friend. My best to his family and friends. He will be missed.
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