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Lavern W. HansonApril 13, 1927 ~ March 13, 2017 (age 89)
Lavern W. Hanson, 89 of Alpha, IL died Monday, March 13, 2017 at home. Services are 10:30 AM Saturday March 18, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull. Burial is in the Oneida, IL. Cemetery. Visitation is 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.Memorials may be left to Bethany Lutheran Church. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born April 13, 1927 in Alpha, IL to Walter and Alice Elizabeth Johnson Hanson. He graduated from Alpha High School and married Jeannette A. Nelson August 20, 1960 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull. She died December 1, 2016.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran serving in WW2.
Lavern farmed in the Oneida and Rio area until moving to Alpha in the 1960s.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and the Henry County Farm Bureau. Lavern enjoyed collecting things and photography.
Survivors include one son, Thomas Hanson, of Alpha, nieces and nephews.
His parents and one son, Richard and two sisters, Marjorie Peterson and Lois Graham preceded him in death.