Julius Merlin Hanks Sr. was born on May 21, 1954, in White Earth, MN to Charles and Margaret (Ahbedaush) Hanks. Julius was raised and educated in White Earth. He worked various jobs throughout his life. He worked maintenance at Shooting Star Casino and security at Congregate Housing. After he retired, he spent countless hours leeching, trapping, ricing, berry picking and fishing. He had a passion for wood working and made numerous crafts for people. When Julius wasn’t busy with one of his hobbies, he loved to spend time with his large family.
Julius is survived by his sons Merlin (Melissa) Dakota, Julius Hanks Jr., Trevor (Lisa) Hanks, and Tristin (Alyssia) Hanks; siblings Charles Hanks Sr., Richard (Susan) Hanks, LeRoy
Hanks, Ethel (Bob) Davey, and Marilyn Teiken; Ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friend Patti Anderson; and numerous nephews, nieces, and extended family.
Preceding Julius in death are his parents Charles and Margaret; brothers John “Gook”, Dallas “Kiddo”, Robert, Ronald, and Elvis; sisters Marge Bellanger, Goldie, and Laverne Hanks; daughter Teresa Dakota; and grandson Robert Azure Jr.