Michael Hanket

HANKET, Michael Robert “Heathen,” 63, of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 .

He was born December 9, 1949 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Robert Henry and Elizabeth Pauline Rozanski Hanket.

Michael was a retired 30-year member of the Barbarian Motorcycle Club, active member of Vet Outreach and a United States Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Johnvaeh.

Survivors include his wife, Gina M.T. Domenick Hanket, of Wheeling; five children, Robert “Boogie” Hanket, of Oregon, Cole “Big Hank” Hanket, of Bridgeport, OH; Melissa “Bossy” Hanket, of Wheeling; Joshua Davis and Mary Jane Hanket, both of Shadyside, OH.; sister, Margaret (Earl) Payne, of Charleston, WV; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial gathering will be held Friday, May 3 from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove.

Military Honors will be held by the West Virginia Patriot Guard and the Moundsville Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyer.com.