Robert Hanson, 82, of Centerville, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at his home.
Robert was born July 17, 1931 in Ottumwa, the son of Clarence and Beulah (Howell) Hanson. After graduating from high school, Bob joined the U.S. Navy in which he served four years, as well as an additional four years in the U.S. Navy Reserves. While in the service, he married Beverly Smith on Jan. 14, 1956 in Fresno, Calif. Bob loved his church and had been a member of the Drake Avenue Christian Church for many years. Bob worked at Kirkville Coal Company and he drove a truck. He had been very active in the church and had served on numerous boards throughout his years of membership. In his spare time he loved the St. Louis Cardinals, watching TV and family get-togethers.
Robert is survived by his, wife Beverly; a son, Darrin Hanson of Centerville; a granddaughter, Tasha Hanson of Apple Valley, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Chad Short, Gunner Zugg, Isaiah Hanson and Zared Hanson; and a brother, Don (Kay) Hanson of Centerville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Voss and her husband, Bob.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19 at the Drake Avenue Christian Church in Centerville with the Rev. Sara Galindo officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at the Church. Interment will follow in the Exline Cemetery in Exline with military rites.
A memorial has been established and may be left at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville.
Condolences may be left at www.langefh.com.