Kurt Hannes - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 8, 1950 - October 15, 2022

Kurt Hannes, age 72, of Shoreview, passed away on October 15, 2022.

He is survived by his sons, Simon and Henry Hannes; friend and ex-spouse, Michelle Lesley; sister, Kate (Julius) Pollema; brother, Mike (Dorothy) Hull; sister-in-law, Debbie Rivera; brother-in-law, Gary Lesley; and friend, Deb Silverstein.

He is preceded in death by his parents, June Hannes Hull and Ralph Hannes.

Kurt was a dedicated child protection social worker at Hennepin County for 25 years. He loved his work and cared deeply about keeping children safe in their homes and communities. Kurt was a devoted Catholic and throughout his life sought out other traditions such as Yoga and Buddhism. He loved travel and adventure, living in Mexico, Korea and across the US. After retiring, Kurt volunteered as an ESL instructor and was involved in immigrant advocacy.


  1. Kayla Esquivel says:

    Sending love and support to the Hannes Family, may God comfort you through this difficult time and ease the pain.

    Love, Kayla E.

  2. Sheree Hagfors says:

    Henry and Hannes family,
    Please know our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are sent to you. May God’s loving arms embrace all of you during this difficult time.

    Peace in His name,
    Sheree H.

  3. Tina says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Henry during this most difficult time.

    Prayers- Tina

  4. Carrie Jacobson says:

    Henry, my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your dad. There are no words to ease the pain but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so very sorry.

    With Sympathy, Carrie J.

  5. Michelle Daniels says:

    Henry and Hannes family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find peace that Kurt is with a loving God and that he is watching over you.

    Michelle D.

    • Lynn Strand says:

      Henry, My prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. May you feel comforted as you go through this journey.
      Lynn S

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