Obit: Hanson, Anton O. Jr. (1920 – 2010)
Surnames: Hanson, Haugen, Doud, Bloczynski, Federman, Jimenez-Sevilla, Peterson, Jury
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) February 3, 2010
Hanson, Anton O. Jr. (15 May 1920 – 29 January 2010)
Anton O. “Tony” Hanson Jr. 89, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Family Heritage Care Center, Black River Falls.
He was born May 5, 1920, in Melrose to Anton Sr. and Amanda (Haugen) Hanson. He was raised in the Melrose area and graduated from Melrose High School. He later attended technical school at River Falls.
Anton married Noralee Doud Jan. 11, 1947, in Blair. The couple lived in Melrose before moving to Black River Falls. Noralee died Jan. 10, 2001.
He was first employed by various farmers and then by Kimball’s Grocery Store. He also was employed by the Lutz Lumberyard for one year and by O’Hearn Trucking for 11 years. Prior to his retirement, Anton was employed by the Black River Falls Municipal Utilities as an operator for 33 years.
Anton was a member of the Black River Falls Rod and Gun Club. He greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, particularly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, crossword puzzles, sports (Cubs, Packers and Brewers), cooking and gardening. He was always ready to help others.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie (Leo, Jr.) Bloczynski of Black River Falls and Anita (Rudolph) Federman of Santa Marie, CA; three sons, Greg (Mary) Hanson of Black River Falls, Mark (Gloria Jimenez-Sevilla) Hanson of Annapolis, MD, and Todd (Dawn) Hanson of Adams; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Noralee, Anton was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Wendy Bloczynski; five brothers, Arthur, Glenn, Merlin, Myron and Harrison Hanson; a sister, Elmira Peterson; an unnamed infant sister; and his golden retriever, Teal.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls. Pastor Kathleen Jury officiated. Family and friends were invited for visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
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