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Paul Hanson

February 24, 1936 January 14, 2016
Paul Hanson
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Paul J. Hanson, 79, of Marquette Heights, IL passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at his home with his family. He was born on February 24, 1936 in Escanaba, MI; the son of Frank & Elsie Brandt Hanson. He married Katharine Haley on December 13, 1958 in Sycamore, IL; she survives along with their children, Thomas (Dawn Scroggs) Hanson, Donna (Tim Nelson) Hanson-Blackford and William Hanson, all of Marquette Heights, IL, James (LeAnn) Hanson of Dunlap, IL and Paul (Tess) Hanson of Inman, SC. Paul loved all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews very much. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Beighley of Eau Claire, WI; brother, David (Ardith) Hanson and sister-in-law, Susan McDowell all of DeKalb, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Frank “Sonny” Hanson; sisters, Alvina Binder, Helen Doherty; sister-in-law, Ann McDowell and brothers-in-law, Henry Binder, Frank Doherty, Frank Beighley and Gerald McDowell. Paul was a life-long Green Bay Packer fan and also enjoyed watching NASCAR races. He was an engineer with the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad for over 30 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Following his wishes, cremation will be accorded and a celebration of his life will be held in the near future.

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