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Herbert H. Hannon

April 13, 2006

Dr. Herbert H. Hannon, professor emeritus of mathematics at Western Michigan University, died Tuesday, April 11, in Kalamazoo. He was 94.

Hannon joined the WMU faculty in 1947. Although he taught many different undergraduate courses, his primary focus was elementary mathematics education. He retired in 1976.

Born Sept. 11, 1911, in Clearwater Lake, Wis., Hannon grew up in Hermansville, Mich., in the Upper Peninsula. He earned a bachelor's degree from WMU in 1938, a master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1940 and a doctoral degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1954. Prior to joining the WMU faculty, he was an elementary and secondary public school teacher for 15 years in Hermansville and Grand Blanc, Mich.

Hannon is survived by his wife, Pauline, and daughters, Betty Yagi of Kalamazoo and Marjory Pifer of Madison, Wis., and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday April 17, at 11 a.m. at Westwood United Methodist Church, 538 Nichols Road, Kalamazoo.

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made be to the Westwood United Methodist Church or to the Herbert H. Hannon Scholarship Fund at WMU. Scholarship donations should be made payable to the WMU Foundation and mailed to the WMU Foundation, Kalamazoo MI 49008-5403.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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