Marion H. Hanebutt

February 21, 1926 - March 2, 2012
Marion H. Engelsdorfer Hanebutt , 1926-2012 Marion Helen Hanebutt nee Engelsdorfer died peacefully on March 2, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Altenheim Community. She was born Feb. 21, 1926 at home to Helen Engelsdorfer nee Rabe and Frederick Henry Engelsdorfer. Her father was a pastor in the Evangelical and Reformed church and served congregations in Grosse Pointe, Albion, and Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Western High School in January of 1944 and worked in a small factory riveting (Rosie the Riveter) and in the Cadillac Motor Company " both companies supplying materials for the war effort. Marion entered Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois in 1944. While at Elmhurst she met Paul Hanebutt, a returning veteran, who she later married. She graduated in 1948 with a BS degree. She received her teaching certificate in 1951 and taught in a number of schools including St. Christopher School in Speedway, IN and the Sycamore Center in Danville, Indiana. On October 21, 1951, she married Paul Hanebutt at St. James Evangelical and Reformed Church in Saline, Michigan. They moved to Indiana where Paul worked as an Agricultural Extension Educator for Purdue University in a number of counties including Clark, Jefferson, Parke and Hendricks. They were blessed with 5 children. Paul preceded her in death in 2003. Marion was heavily involved in her church, St. Lukes U.C.C., Speedway, IN where she served in the choir, organist and choir director. She also served others with her musical abilities by participating in the Hendricks County Home Economics Extension Chorus, both as a vocalist and as an accompanist. She accompanied countless students in the ISSMA contests from 1969-1983 " in both instrumental and vocal competition. Marion is survived by her children, Dr. Paul Hanebutt, Jr. (wife Kathy), Dover, DE, Philip Hanebutt (wife Sherry), Danville, IN, Dr. Lois Campbell (husband John), West Lafayette, IN, Eunice Hayes (husband Brian) Newark, OH and Peter Hanebutt (wife Diane), Indianapolis, IN. She is also survived by her brother, The Rev. Dr. Marvin Engelsdorfer (wife Dorothea), Belleville, II, sister, Phyllis Klaiber, Orland, Park, IL., and sister-in-law Margaret Engelsdorfer, St. Louis, MO. She was the loving grandmother to 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, The Rev. Delvin Engelsdorfer and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frederick and Helen Engelsdorfer Scholarship Fund at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, The Delvin and Margaret Engelsdorfer Scholarship Fund at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, and the Hendricks County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund. Services will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 5, 2012 in Northview Christian Church, Danville, with burial to follow in the Mill Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the time of service in the church. Baker Funeral Home, Danville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Tom and Cindy Angrick

To Pete and Diane, our deepest sympathy on the loss of Pete's mother. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Hanebutt-Hubster-Weisheit Families

Violet Hanebutt - Hubster can not attend as she is in Cincinnati and unable to travel to Danville on Monday and be with her extended family. She so wishes to be in attendance and has asked that I attend in her place. I plan to drive over and represent our extended families. Our sympathy to a very nice lady and her extended families. Violet Hubster as written by Doug Weisheit, eldest grandson of Grant & Violet Hanebutt Hubster.

Mark A. Rickman

I am sorry for your loss. God be with you in your rime of need.

Marilyn Yoder

Lois and Family, I'm very sorry about the death of your mother. It's obvious that she was very important to and proud of her family and community and will be greatly missed. I'm sure your great family memories will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you. Marilyn Yoder

Duane Yegerlehner

To the family of Marion Hannebutt My sympathy to you at the loss of your mother. I first met Marion in the 80's when I attempted to organize the musicians from UCC churches. She was most faithful. It was my honor to follow her as organist and choir director at St. Lukes UCC. And, I saw her occaisonally at the Altenheim and enjoyed our visits. I was blessed by knowing her and enjoyomg her wonderful spirit. may God comfort you at this special time. Duane Yegerlehner

Ellen (McGriffin) Aspey

To Paul and all the Hanebutt Family, I was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I will keep all of you in my prayers and thoughts. Your friend and classmate, Ellen

Tracy Boone

Marion Hanebutt Family: It saddened me to see the passing of your mother. She played the organ at my wedding in 1994 and did such a lovely job. Please know that you're in my prayers and thoughts! May God bless all of you!

Drew Cleveland

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Pete.

William Swern

Sorry to learn about your mother. I was with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service back in the 1960's. When Paul had a meeting after it was over he would invite some of us to his home for your mother's pie and coffee.

Jana Akers

Paul, Phil, Lois, Eunice, & Pete: I was saddened to hear that your mom passed away. What a sweet, caring and giving person she was. I enjoyed spending time at your house as a child and being a part of your family even if it was only for an hour or two while there. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I know your mom will be missed a great deal and remembered by many. God Bless

Debbie Reyman

To Paul, Phil, Lois, Eunice and Pete--I am very sorry to learn of your mom's death. She was an exceptional woman--I'm glad I had a chance to know her during my growing-up years. I still have the 'Holiday Hot Punch' recipe that she served at some of those massive band/choir/caroling parties that she graciously allowed to be held at your house. May God keep you close during this time...I know He's keeping your mom close, and she's rejoicing with your dad in the Home that's big enough for us all. Sincerely, Debbie (Reyman) Martin


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