Betty Ann Hanke

Betty Ann Hanke

September 21, 1932 - January 02, 2021
Lake Forest California

Betty Ann Hanke

September 21, 1932 - January 02, 2021
Lake Forest California


Betty Ann (LaPiana) Hanke
September 21, 1932 – January 2, 2021

Betty Ann (LaPiana) Hanke passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Kaiser Permanente Orange County – Irvine Medical Center at the age of 88 from Covid complications.  She was born on September 21, 1932 to Frank LaPiana and Florence (Mosino) LaPiana in Los Angeles, California.

Betty married Kenneth (Ken) Hanke on July 26, 1958 at Miraculous Medal Church in Montebello, California and had three daughters. They were married over 62 years and their story ended with their passings only one day apart.  Ken passed on January 3, 2021 following his wife to heaven.

At the time of her death, Betty was survived by her husband Kenneth Hanke, her children Florence (Michael) Porter, Linda Hanke, and Roseanne (Bradley) Secord, grandchildren Mackenzie (Lyssa) Porter, Nicholas Porter, Jaclyn Secord, and Joshua Secord, and siblings Charles (Kathy) LaPiana and Judy LaPiana.  Betty is predeceased by her parents and sister, Patricia Call.

She was a devoted wife, mom and Nona to her family leaving lasting memories of family parties, camping trips, and cruises.  She chose to spend most of her time making handmade gifts for others; treasures to those left behind.  After their retirement, Betty and Ken spent time traveling around the country in their motorhome and via train.  Travel and family were their passions.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 12:00pm on Friday January 29, 2021 at Ascension Cemetery, Guardian Angel Mausoleum, 24754 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (  For guestbook information please also visit

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3 responses to Betty Ann Hanke

  1. Ted Mandalla says:

    I love you Aunt Betty – you were the best godmother one could ask for. May you now Rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord. I know my mom, dad, Nona, Noni and all the family greeted you upon your arrival in Heaven

  2. We will miss you Auntie Betty. You were such a sweet person. You reminded us of Grammy Marie Cairo so much. You will be missed.

    – Ryan and Dana Krieger

  3. Jane says:

    Our prayers are with you during this time of loss.

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