Truman Richard (Dick) Hanson

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Apr 3, 1931
Departed on Sep 10, 2018

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Truman Richard (Dick) Hanson, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday September 10, 2018 at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy of cancer related complications. Funeral Service: 10:30 am Thursday September 13, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Visitation will be  Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories Stateroom.  Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Dick was born at St. Luke’s Hospital  on April 3, 1931 to Truman and Glennys Hanson.  He attended Arthur Elementary and Franklin Schools and graduated in 1949.  He attended the University of Iowa until he enlisted in the Air Force in 1951.  During his four-year enlistment he was stationed in Okinawa for two years as a cryptographer during the Korean Conflict.  In 1955 he married Anita Barrancotta of Lockport, NY.  Of this marriage two sons were born; Chuck Hanson and Robert (Heidi) Hanson.  Anita passed away from cancer in 1984.  In 1993 he married Laverna Glenn.

Dick worked for many years at Rapids Chevrolet in sales and was a general manager who received many awards for his work.  He later worked at Allen Motors until retirement.  Golfing was Dick’s favorite activity and he enjoyed the time spent with his many golf friends.

He is survived by his wife, Laverna, and sons Chuck Hanson and Robert (Heidi) Hanson, a sister Greta (John) VanFleet, a brother; Denny (Jan) Hanson, his grandchildren; Hallie (Mitch) LeMaster, Sydney Hanson, Courtney (Mike) Driscoll, Stephanie Kunert and Stacy (Neal) Coleman.  Other survivors in a brother-in-law; Bruce Conwell, and the members of the Glenn family; Gregg (Susan) Glenn, Tim Glenn, Julie (Randy) Goetz, Dan (Chris) Glenn, Jennifer Duetmeyer and  all their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Anita, his younger brother; David and a granddaughter; Olivia Joy Deutmeyer.

Dick was a kind and gracious man and will be  greatly missed by all.

The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to  Hospice of Mercy, Dr. Wahle and Dr. Pope for the wonderful care they provided to Dick.


Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Mercy or Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Dick’s name.