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Fred Hanker

In Loving Memory

Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Fred Hanker, a longtime member of the Delta Bluegrass Family.

Fred not only worked for Delta Bluegrass for 35 years, but he also shaped our company into who we are today. A fierce work ethic, innate ability to build relationships, acute industry expertise, natural leadership skills and his impeccable timing for a good joke encompass the qualities that made Fred a successful salesman and mentor to all of us. If you ever wondered if he loved his job, you would simply need to see his license plate which read Peat Sod.

His list of business accomplishments is impressive, including the CLCA Lifetime Membership Award for his commitment and contributions to the industry. He remained active in many associations and quickly became influential in the turf business, making him a true icon.

Fred’s accomplishments reach much further than business, as he proved the balance of work and family are a key to success. He seamlessly helped build a company while also being a devoted family man and enjoying life to the fullest.

Fred, you will be profoundly missed. Thank you for the legacy you left, we will carry it with us forever.

For more details about his life you may read his obituary here: