Bill Hanson, 83, of Creston died March 3, 2013, at Greater Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34. The Rev. Richard Queener and the Rev. Charles Spindler will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Theodore J. Martens Post No. 1797, Creston V.F.W. Open visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.
Bill Hanson, son of Bertha Christiana (Seeba) and William Oscar Hanson, was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Superior, Neb.
Bill graduated from high school in Superior, Neb.
Bill served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955.
Bill lived with his cousins Max and Lucille Paxton in Kent, working with Max at the Kent Hatchery.
In 1955, Bill began working for Montgomery Ward.
On Sept. 1, 1956, Bill married Carralou Greene in Creston.
Bill continued at Montgomery Ward until they closed in 1973.
Bill had several apartment houses in the Creston area. He delivered newspapers from Creston to Mount Ayr. Bill worked at Matura as a housing inspector for several years. He opened Hanson Woodcraft with his wife Carralou, supplying craft to several stores in Iowa and attending many craft shows until his wife’s death in 1999.
Bill and his wife received the Fan of the Year award for the 1999-2000 season, and Bill was honored again in 2002-2003.
Bill also volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels for many years.
Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Bill is survived by his sons, Kim Hanson of Creston and Rick (wife Tara) Hanson of Creston; grandchildren, Tracy Hanson of Creston, Kim “KC” Hanson (significant other Nicole McFadden) of Pinellas Park, Fla., Jenny (husband Randy) Palmer of Des Moines, Brandon (wife Tonya Sexton) Hanson of Pinellas Park, Fla., Tyler (wife Tori) Hanson of West Des Moines and Emma Hanson of Creston; eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Gary (wife Shirley) Greene of Dallas, Texas; nephew Larry Paxton of Fort Dodge; niece Pam (husband Jim “Mox”) Tekippe of Denver, Colo., and numerous cousins and other extended family.
In addition to his wife, Bill was preceded in death by his parents; son Monty Dean; daughter Vicki Lynn and a grandson in infancy.