June 18, 2009


Dr. Jack H. Hannum succumbed to end stage cardiovascular disease on April 22, 2009 in the care of his son, Jeff and daughter-in-law, Debbie Hannum, with the support from TCM Hospice in Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Hannum was born April 24, 1930 in Albia, IA to George Arthur and Winifred Hannum.

He graduated from Albia High School in 1948, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Hannum married Dorothy Evelyn Scott in 1953, and graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1955. He completed his internship in Carson City, MI in 1956. That same year he started a general practice in LeClaire, IA, where he served the community as a primary physician, and raised his family until 1985. The Hannums moved to Ft. Worth, TX in 1985, when Dr. Hannum became an Associate Professor in rehabilitation and sports medicine at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hannum and his wife retired to Bella Vista, AR in 1990.

Dr. Hannum served as a community and professional leader throughout his lifetime. He served as senior class president in high school, and served as chief of staff at Davenport Osteopathic Hospital for two years, and was on the hospital board of directors for two and a half years. In addition to his responsibilities as an associate professor at TCOM, he also served as Director of Sports and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Hannum was an active member of the LeClaire and Pleasant Valley School Boards, and served as school physician at LeClaire School from 1956 to 1967 and at Pleasant Valley Community Schools from 1967 to 1983. Dr. Hannum was active in the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Society, and served as president in 1968-69. Dr. Hannum was always an active church member at Presbyterian Churches in LeClaire, Ft. Worth, and Bella Vista serving as elder, deacon, and church school teacher.

Dr. Hannum was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman and bridge player. He was a Cub Scout Master for five years, and a member of Snow Lodge 44 and KAABA Temple in LeClaire. While in Arkansas, he became a volunteer to support persons with HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Hannum is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorothy. He is survived by his daughter Gwynne Hannum, son-in-law Tim Clayton, daughter Jennifer Ericksen, son-in-law Jim Ericksen, son Jeffery Hannum and daughter-in-law Debbie Hannum; sister Jane Maggert; grandchildren Jesse Bradshaw, Patrick Clayton, Tye Ericksen, Zack Ericksen, and Jordan Ericksen; great-grandchildren Emory, Sadie, and Erneka Ericksen; nieces Michelle Hennessey and Melanie Samora, and nephew Mike Maggert.

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