Ervin J. Hanus will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family gathering. He was born September 13, 1932 to Albin and Mary (Dvorak) Hanus on the family farm at 2020 PP Ave. in Traer, Iowa, where he still lives. He had two brothers and one sister. He married Irene Mareska on January 5, 1954, while serving in the Army during the Korean conflict. There are five children and 13 grandchildren (four married) and one great-grandson. Ervin farmed, did carpentry work, State Liquor store clerk, and nursing staff at Iowa Veterans home.