Orle Hannas, Jr.
December 3, 2020
Orle Hannas Jr., longtime St. John area resident, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, in Colfax at the age of 86.
Orle was born at the home of his grandparents near Mayview, Washington, on March 30, 1934. He was the oldest of four children born to Orle A. and Maude E. Gray Hannas. He was raised on the Garfield County side of the Snake River, across from Almota. He attended one-room elementary schools at Ilia and Mayview, graduating from Pomeroy High School in 1952. Orle met Carol Repp in December of 1952 on a trip to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. The couple were married on...