Richard  Hankinson
Richard Hankinson

June 24, 1936 - November 8, 2018
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Richard (Dick) Hankinson, 82, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Deerfield. Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday November 14th at Plymouth Congregational Church followed by burial in the Plymouth Memorial Garden.

Dick was born June 24, 1936 to Lois Finger in Des Moines then he and his brother David were adopted and raised by Bill and Ruth (Rinker) Hankinson. He joined the US Army and later graduated from Drake University. He married the love of his life, Marilyn (Chisholm) Hankinson in 1959.

Dick was employed by Look Magazine then worked his way up to Senior Vice President for Blue Cross Blue Shield retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Civil Service Commission, Plymouth Congregational Church, and the British Car Club. He enjoyed world travel, car restoration, boat building, painting, photography, reading, military history, cycling, and his family.

Dick is survived by his brother David of Richardson TX, wife, Marilyn Hankinson; son, Michael of Scottsdale, AZ; daughter, Susan (James) Gruening of Marshalltown, IA; grandchildren, Jack and Mary Kate; his grand dog, Charlotte, He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved dogs, Charlie and Geordie; and his grand dog, Hawkeye.

Contributions may be made to the Plymouth Church.





Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
11:00 AM


Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312