DeKALB – Edward W. Hanson, 57, of DeKalb, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home.
Born July 20, 1955, in DeKalb, the son of William E. and Elsie M. (Foiles) Hanson.
Edward graduated Shabbona High School Class of 1973 and attended Illinois State University. He was a member of the Sycamore Moose Club
and Sons of the American Legion. Edward was employed at Northern Illinois University Building Services for 18 years, was a loyal Cub fan and loved trivia.
He is survived by his mother, Elsie (Eugene) Drake of Earlville; two sisters, Jeulee Lackey of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Wanda (Randy) Enburg of Rock Falls; two nieces; three nephews; stepmother, Susan Hanson of Glendale, Ariz.; half-brother, Todd Hanson of Glendale; and half-sister, April Hanson of Scottsdale, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his father, William and step-father, Robert Reingardt.
A memorial visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Cremation will take place at Anderson Funeral Home Crematory with burial of cremated remains at a later date at Johnson Grove Cemetery, Shabbona.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Edward W. Hanson Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com
or call 815-756-1022.