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Neil Hanson

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Neil Hanson Obituary

Des Moines

Neil Henry Hanson of Des Moines, passed away on February 2, 2011 at the Indianola Good Samaritan Home surrounded by family and friends.

Neil was born November 22, 1929 in Duluth, Minnesota to Henry and Mabel Hanson. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Business and Engineering.

He pioneered the development of energy saving HVAC designs and received recognition from the US Dept of Energy for contribution to our nation's energy efficiency.

Neil was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite. He was on the board for many years at Unity Church and was always a positive influence touching many lives.

Neil was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his son, Neil (Dan) Hanson on March 25, 2009.

Neil is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyne, three children and three grandchildren: Kristin Hanson of Clive, grandson, Drsean Anania; Scott Hanson (Sherrae) of Ankeny; Karen Massaro (Severino) of LaMesa, CA, grand-daughters, Jamie and Briana; and daughter-in-law, Chantell Violett of Des Moines.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Unity Church of Des Moines 414 31st St. Science Care was the recipient of his donation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his honor to Indianola Good Samaritan or directed to Unity Church.

Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 8, 2011
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