Robert L. Hanson, 78, of Leland, died peacefully after a brief illness Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., Forest City, with Pastor Thomas Rank of the Center Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating.
A gathering of friends and family will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held in the Center Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lake Mills, IA.
Robert Hanson was born March 6, 1937 in Newton Township, the son of Herbert and Lenore (Mathews) Hanson. He attended country school and Lake Mills High School.
He was married to Ilene Storby on June 1st, 1956.
He worked on the family farm and was employed at Winnebago Industries for 28 years until his retirement in 1999. After retirement he and Ilene spent winters in Alamo, Texas from 1999-2015.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing pool and cribbage, watching golf and Wheel of Fortune, and mowing.
Bob is survived by his wife Ilene Hanson of Leland; daughter, Robyn Countryman and husband Dennis of Titonka; grandchildren, Katie Countryman (Justin Walk) of Kanawha and Tony (Sara) Countryman of Algona; great-grandchildren, Braden Barg, Karlie Countryman and Clayton Walk. Sisters, Helen Baumann of Lakota, Verna Mae Eggerth of Garner, LoEtta Young of Garner, Ellsworth Hanson of Garner and many nieces, nephews and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Herbert Jay Hanson in 2012; brothers Henry Hanson and Duane Hanson; parents-in-law, Irving Storby and Minerva Linde.