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William J. "Bill" Hanson 1886-1959


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/26/2011 at 01:38:58

Last Rites Friday for Gruver Man
William (Bill) Hanson, 73, of Gruver was found dead yesterday in his home after neighbors noticed the absence of smoke from the chimney of his home and notified Sheriff Linn Foderberg’s office. Officers forced the door of Hanson’s home and found his body slumped over a wood box. Hanson lived alone.

According to Frank Fuhrman, county coroner, death was attributed to a heart attack and occurred several hours before the body was discovered.

William Hanson was born Feb. 1, 1886 at Ottawa, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Hanson. He received his education in the Ottawa schools and lived there until 1915 when he came to Iowa and settled in Gruver. He had lived there since that time working in the area as a tiler and as a painter for many years.

He is survived by two brothers, Albert and Harry, of Dolliver who are spending the winter months near Mesa, Ariz.; a half-brother, Joe Duhn of Montana; a foster brother, Frank, living in the state of Washington; and a sister in Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rosary is to be recited at 8:30 p.m. today at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home and funeral services are to be tomorrow at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, the Rev. Father, James H. Duhigg officiating. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s cemetery.

Pallbearers will be George Calhan, Alfred Clausen, Arthur Hageman, William Ramsey, Claude Timmins and Henry Neppl.

Friends may call at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home this evening and until time of the services tomorrow morning. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 19, 1959)


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