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Raymond B. Hanson, 92, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 in his home. Born on June 17, 1925, in Chicago, the son of Ben and Mary Jane (Riddell) Hanson. He graduated from Marengo Community High School in Marengo, IL, class of 1943. Raymond was a U.S. Army Corporal veteran. He married Esther Larson on December 18, 1954 in Rockford. She predeceased him on May 6, 2014. Raymond worked at White Sundstrand Corp for 30 years. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities including, usher, president of the church council, assisting in communion, men's group, and volunteer work. Raymond was also a member of the Buckbee - A.C. Thompson School Board.
Survived by his children, Mike (Collette) Hanson of Puyallup, WA. Sandy Betts (Tim Verwiebe) of Port Charlotte, FL., Steve (Sue) Hanson of Delaware, OH; grandchildren, Ben Hanson, Rebecca Hanson, Brian (Katie) Bramel, and Mary (Dan) Dixon-Bramel; and brother, Phillip (Mary) Hanson of Belvidere, IL. Also predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Robert and Roy Hanson. A special thanks to OSF Hospice nurse, Marilyn Holsinger and special friends, Karin and Steve Green. Also the families gratitude goes out to the many friends from Salem Lutheran Church who supported him in a multitude of ways.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Salem Lutheran Church, 1629 S. 6th St., Rockford, with Reverend William Dahlberg officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 1629 S. 6th St. Rockford, IL 61104 or OSF Hospice, 2265 W. Altorfer Dr., Peoria, IL 61615.

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  1. Pat betts

    Ray was a good and fun person be around.i had the pleasure of knowing him for a short time had a lot of good times with him. Ray was a strong Christian man, may God bless. Ray and Esther.

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