Carl Hanson

Hanson, Carl Gustaf

Carl Gustaf Hanson, 90, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at his daughter's home on Oct. 3, 2013.

Carl was born in Amasa, Mich., on Dec 11, 1922, the son of Gustaf and Maria Hanson. He was baptized, lived and grew up in Amasa. Carl was very active in the community and his love for illustrating and sign painting is still seen in many of the signs for local churches and the Amasa Historical Museum. In his travels, Carl met Alma Britting in Pittsburg, Penn., and they were wed on Jan 2, 1956.

Carl and Alma's greatest pride and joy were their children, Debra and Bruce. While they initially lived in Pennsylvania, Carl made the family home in Green Bay, Wis. Continuing his work as an illustrator and sign painter with Orde Advertising, Carl then worked at Northwest Engineering. In later years he worked at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

To know Carl in passing you would see a lovely, friendly, kind man. Those who came to know Carl will remember his love and devotion to his family and his kindness and to put others before himself. A man who never had a harsh word or thought for anyone.

He took great pride in his service to the country and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. His community service included selling "poppies" for the veterans and Carl was very active in his local church, St. Matthews Parish and attended services daily.

Carl enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packer games and alternated his free time by enjoying Lawrence Welk, Gene Autry and other wholesome forms of entertainment. A man who wanted and maintained his independence for as long as he could, three years ago illness required Carl to move in with his daughter in New Jersey. And his love of life was evident every day till his passing.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 38 years, Alma; four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his dear son, Bruce and his darling daughter, Debra (Ron) Sanes; as well as several nieces and nephews and other beloved family including in-laws and family of Clementina Sanes. And also loving care-giver Nickeshia.

A memorial service and flowers or donations will be announced at a later time.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Nov. 15, 2013