THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Robert O. Hanson
Issue Date: November 13, 2013
Robert Orton Hanson, 86, formerly of Carbondale passed away at New Care Convalescent Center in Crivitz on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Born Nov. 18, 1926 in Seymour to the late Elmer and Cecelia (Melchior) Hanson, after serving in the United States Army during World War II, he returned home and married Helen Linsmeier in 1946 in Birch Creek. She preceded him in death on April 1, 1999.
A member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Birch Creek, he owned and operated Hansons Store and Bar in Carbondale for 10 years, then became a salesman for Beaudoin Distributing for 20 years. He also drove school bus for Stephenson School District and drove truck for Lous Potato Chips.
He was an avid Packer fan, enjoyed going to camp, hunting and in his spare time, loved to be with his kids and grandkids.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Eugene) Homan, of Crivitz; a son, Gerald (Annette) Hanson, of Gresham, Ore.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Alvin Pearson, of Wallace and many nieces, nephews and friends from New Care Convalescent Center.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; seven brothers, Norbert, Red, Byron, Wally, Donald, Glen and Curtis and two sisters, Ruth and Eunice.
Visitation was held at Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 2 p.m. until time of a Military Honors service at 4 p.m., presented by the Military 20 Year Club. It was followed by the American Legion Service and then a prayer service. Deacon Vince Beckley officiated with burial in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Marinette.