Jess M. Hanna, 53, of Normal was born May 1, 1964 in Fairbury, the son of Dale and Celia Kuntz Hanna. He died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Heritage Health of Normal. He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, three aunts, two uncles, and a cousin. He is survived by his father, Dale (Donna) Hanna of Chenoa; aunts Carol (Jim) Kirkpatrick and Mary Hanna, several cousins and step siblings. Jess grew up in Chatsworth, his first job was delivering the Pantagraph. He lettered in baseball at Chatsworth High School later playing softball with the Motley Crew in Bloomington winning several local tournaments and selected by the ASAA to their State Tournament Team as catcher in 1983. A proud Redbird graduate of Illinois State University, Jess worked at Eureka Williams for 24 years testing durability and safety of Eureka vacuum cleaners. Jess was quick to lighten the mood with a witty joke, loved to bike Constitution Trail, kayak on the Mackinaw River and was a loyal White Sox fan. His humor and gentle spirit will be remembered by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, September 23 at 11 AM at Evangelical Free Church, 2910 E. Lincoln St., Bloomington for anyone who knew Jess. Thanks to all of the health care professionals for their loving care during Jesss illness. To express condolences online, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.