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Eugene O. Hanson

July 29, 1923 ~ September 16, 2020 (age 97)

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Angola:  Eugene O. Hanson, 97, formerly of Snow Lake, passed away Wednesday, September, 16, 2020 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. Eugene was born July 29, 1923 in Sioux Falls, SD to the late Oscar and Geneva (Friday) Hanson owners of Hanson Hardware  Co. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He was a Army Air Corps Veteran who served his country in World War II.  Prior to his graduation from college he was married to Laurabelle Irvine also from Sioux Falls and she preceded him in death in 2008.  He graduated from South Dakota State College with a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He worked for Tri-State Electric Co. in Sioux Falls for 3 ½ years  before joining Radio Corporation of America’s Television picture tube plant in Marion, IN.  He retired from RCA’s picture tube headquarters in Lancaster, PA. in February of 1983.

His main interests were woodworking, hunting, fishing and golf. 

Surviving is one son; David (Terry) Hanson of Peachtree City, Georgia, and one daughter; Pamela Winchell of Angola, 3 grandchildren; Keith (Leslie) Winchell, Kurt Winchell, Kerrie Winchell (Ben) Milburn and two great-grandsons; Silas and Xander Milburn and one  brother;  Robert (Maridale) Hanson of Algonquin, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Laurabelle and one brother Dr. William Hanson.

Visitation will be held from 11-1pm Monday September 21, 2020 with funeral services at 1pm. at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 108 S. West St., Angola with Father Dave Carkenord officiating. Burial will follow in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola. Military honors will be conducted by Angola American Legion Post#31 and the United States Air Force Honor Guard.

Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers in memory of Eugene Hanson to be given to:  Alzheimers Assoc. 50 E. 91st Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN. 46209-4830.

According to current restrictions of the pandemic, face mask and social distancing are required.

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September 21, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
108 S. West St.
Angola, IN 46703

Funeral Service
September 21, 2020

1:00 PM
H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
108 S. West St.
Angola, IN 46703


Alzheimer's Association
50 E 91st St., Ste 100, Indianapolis IN 46290

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