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Loren H. Hanson
Loren Brute Henry Hanson, 87, longtime resident of Marinette / Menekaunee, passed away at the Luther Home in Marinette on Tuesday, July 9, surrounded by his family.
Born on April 13, 1926 to the late Thomas Henry Hanson and Hannah (Johnson) Hanson, he was a member of the 1944 graduating class of Marinette High School.
After high school he served in the United States Navy during World War II. His first Naval assignment was at the US Navys Section Base in Noumea, New Caledonia where he was assigned to minesweepers before being transferred to the light cruiser, USS Vincennes. After the war he lived in Milwaukee and work at Allen Bradley for a brief period before returning to Marinette.
He was united in marriage to Jacqueline Mae Woods on Aug. 18, 1951 at St. Josephs Church in Marinette. The couple were happily, married for almost 60 years until the time of her death on Aug. 12, 2011. He also worked at Lauermans Department Store and was later employed by Ansul Fire Protection. He retired from Ansul in 1988 after 29 years. He was a lifelong member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and the American Legion, Post 39.
He was born and raised in Menekaunee and loved living there, and spending summers by the bay with his family and friends. He was considered by many to be the official historian of Menekaunee. He loved attending Marinette High Football games and for years he and his wife never missed the M&M game. He also loved the Green Bay Packers and was a season ticket holder for many years. Most of all he loved the Lord and his Savior Jesus Christ. From the time of his confirmation at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in 1941 to the time of his death his favorite Bible verse remained Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
He is survived two children, Thomas (Beverly) Hanson of Appleton and Jean (James) Olson of Mukwonago; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren: a nephew, Donn (Mary) Williams of Peshtigo and other relatives and many friends.
Along with his parents and his wife, Jacqueline (Jackie), he was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Williams and a brother-in-law, Henry Williams.
Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette from 1 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Rev. James Wendt officiated.