Ralph Eugene Hanson (1927 - 2016)

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COUNCIL BLUFFS – Ralph Eugene Hanson, age 88, of Council Bluffs, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016. Ralph was born on August 12, 1927, in Waterville, Iowa, to the late Edwin T. and Jessie I. (Kohl) Hanson. He was a veteran of WWII, having served his country from September of 1946 until February of 1948 as a Corporal in the US Army. Ralph married Shirley M. Finch on June 25, 1950, in Independence, Iowa. He was a supervisor for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1982 as manager after 30 years of service. He was a member of First Congregational Church and the Telephone Company Pioneers.
In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his brothers: LeRoy, Robert, and Dwayne. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hanson; sister, Marilyn (Judd) Bantz of Independence; sisters-in-law: June Hanson and Ruth Hanson; niece, Karen Johnson of Nevada, Iowa.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 26 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Family and friends will meet for a Graveside Service on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Tony Paff officiating and military honors by American Legion Post 2. A reception will follow at Walnut Hill Reception Center, 1350 E. Pierce Street. Memorials are suggested to Wings of Hope, Midlands Humane Society, or Council Bluffs Country Club Junior Golf.
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Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home and Crematory
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 322-7779
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from May 25 to June 4, 2016
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