Raymond Hanson


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 5:38 pm
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Raymond "Ray" Hanson, 70, of Kewanee, died on Monday, March 18, 2013, at Kewanee Hospital Emergency Room.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, March 23, at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. The Rev. John Cochran will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Burial will be private. Memorials may be left for the family at the funeral home.
Ray was born on Feb. 3, 1943, in Washington, D.C., the son of Ray and Grace Wagner Hanson. He graduated from McHenry High School, and also was a graduate of Parson College. He married Glenda Yordy on Sept. 9, 1998, in Kewanee.
Ray was employed as an independent contractor for his brother, Tom. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Ray enjoyed time with his family, playing cards, hunting, bicycling and rode in the RAGBRAI bicycle race several times. Ray had been a mentor to many people through the years, and enjoyed helping his fellow man.
Surviving are his wife, as well as his mother, Grace "Peg," Kewanee. Ray is survived by three sons, Ray (Leah) Hanson III, Henderson, Nev., James (Janice) Hanson, Bettendorf, and Curt Radford, Normal, Ill.; two daughters, Erica Hodgson, New Berlin, Wis., and Angela (Ben) Cardiff, Normal; and six grandchildren. Ray is survived by three brothers, John (Ellen) Hanson, Morris, Ill., Tom (Mary) Hanson, Bloomington, Ill., and Bill (Nancy) Hanson, Geneseo; and two sisters, Sally (David) Ralph, West Chester, Ohio, and Lou Hanson, Bishop Hill.
Ray was preceded in death by his father.
Private online condolences may be left for the family at schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.












 




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