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    Richard "Dick" Hanson
    May 3, 1944 - September 21, 2018


    Richard "Dick" Hanson
    May 3, 1944 - Sep 21, 2018

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    Richard W. "Dick" Hanson, 74, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, September 21, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

    A celebration of Dick's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Monmouth, Iowa Cemetery.

    Richard Wayne Hanson was born on May 3, 1944 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Robert Willis and Neoma Lucille (Hardin) Hanson. He grew up in Maquoketa, attended Maquoketa schools and earned his GED. He married Mona Mohr and to this union two children were born, Janette and Brian. They divorced and he married Lois M. Carr on November 27, 1968 in Rock Island, Illinois, and together they had a daughter Michele. Lois preceded him in death on October 30, 1999. He later married Janet Usher Snyder on August 5, 2005 in Monmouth, Iowa.

    Dick had first worked at Farmall in the Quad Cities for a short time. He then worked for the Jones County Highway Maintenance Department and transferred to Jackson County where he worked for 36 years retiring in 2006.

    Dick was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club in Maquoketa. He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening.

    Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Janet Hanson of Maquoketa, IA; children, Janette (Peter) Dunne of Baldwin, IA, Brian (Robin) Hanson of Shelby Township, MI, and Michele (Ed) Zilch of Davenport, IA; step-children, Jerry (Ruth) Potter of Rockford, MN, Terry Potter of Trinity, TX, Carolyn Potter of Monmouth, IA, Randy Potter of St. Louis, MO, Mike (Sherry) Snyder of Maquoketa, IA, Brenda (Kirk) Hayden of Robins, IA, and Teresa (Mark) Paine of Billings, MT; 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; 12 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren; a sister Mary (Sam) Caven of Baldwin, IA; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois, a brother Marvin (Ellen) Hanson, and a sister Esther (Dean) Rickels.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Richard W. "Dick" Hanson memorial fund has been established.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.


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    Alvin and Shirley Barker Davenport Iowa on Sep 25, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Dicks passing, may God be with the family during this time.
    In our earlier years we were very close to Dick and his family, we worked together at Farmall ,
    We hunted together we partied together , and spent lots of time together
    Dick was alway smile and a joy to be around, we will miss him , but never forget thetimes we had together
    God Bless him and his family
    Alvjn and Shirley Barker

    Diane Caven on Sep 25, 2018

    Janet so very sorry to hear about Dick always a story making you laugh he will be missed by many

    Rita Ledford on Sep 25, 2018

    Janet and family I was so sorry to hear about Dick we were schoolmates. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed!

    Dick Hanson Video Tribute on Sep 25, 2018

    Rhonda Disney Gohlmann on Sep 24, 2018

    So sorry Janet! Thinking of you.

    Brenda DeMoss Groves & Family on Sep 24, 2018

    CandleWe are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Dick. Just saw him and Janet last Friday night. Glad we got to see each other. What a wonderful guy to know. I'm going to miss seeing him around. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Dick.

    Nick Willey on Sep 24, 2018

    Dick Hanson was a great person, he will be missed by everyone! RIP Dick.

    Carson on Sep 24, 2018


    Angel (Potter) Schiffer & Family on Sep 24, 2018

    Deepest sympathy and warm embrace for all of Dick's family and loved ones.

    Connie Hute on Sep 23, 2018

    CandleMy deepest sympathy to all of Dick's family. He was a wonderful person and cousin-in-law. I was priviledged to care for his Momma Neomi and he was married to my cousin Lois Carr. His sister Mary is also married to cousin. We all love this family. No better people. I know you will miss him very much.

    Patsy Krantz on Sep 23, 2018

    CandleJanet and family. Sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Cherish the Love shared and Memories made.

    Dianne Fuller on Sep 23, 2018

    Such a friendly guy! My deepest sympathy. He will be missed.

    Joan Etringer on Sep 23, 2018

    So sorry for your loss, Janet and family.

    Karen Watters on Sep 23, 2018

    Janet and family - I am so sorry for your loss. Dick was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lisa arterberry on Sep 23, 2018

    Sorry for your loss hanson family

    Larry Bramer on Sep 23, 2018

    Jan, What a shock to here about Dick. So many will miss him.

    Nichole Potter on Sep 23, 2018

    So deeply sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences.

    Steve & Cindy Daniels on Sep 22, 2018

    Janet and Family, so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

    Barbara (Bowling) Sherwin on Sep 22, 2018

    Was so sorry to hear about Dick we had such a nice visit a few weeks ago such a nice man will be missed by many....Janet, Missy and family he is in your hearts watching over you

    Russ and Denise Benke on Sep 22, 2018

    CandleJanet, we are so sorry for your loss!
    You are in our thoughts and prayers!
    God Bless!

    Richard and Pep Tracy on Sep 21, 2018

    Janet and Family...............so sorry about Dick..........he will be missed by many. Loved his stories and smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers......

    Carey Buck on Sep 21, 2018

    CandleJanet, Michelle and families, I am so sorry to hear about Dick. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.



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