Kenneth Bernell Hanson
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Kenneth B. Hanson, 70 of Elkhorn, WI, passed away on May 12, 2022 at Specialty Select Hospital in West Allis, WI. He was born April 15, 1952 in Rice Lake, WI, the son of the late Willie and Delores (Kuhrt) Hanson. Ken was united in marriage to Karen F. Anderson on June 3, 1978 in Rice Lake, WI. Ken was a member of Sugar Creek Lutheran Church. Ken worked for Coca-Cola, Wisconsin School for the Deaf, and almost 20 years as the Mail Center Manager at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He treasured the relationships made with the students over the years. Ken loved spending time up north in Rice Lake, whether he was visiting with family, playing cards or fishing. He loved sports, especially playing softball and tennis. Ken enjoyed basketball, football and coaching soccer. He was an avid Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badger sports fan. Ken and Karen enjoyed riding motorcycles in their earlier years. Ken was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His favorite activity was his hikes with his grandson, Harlow.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Karen, their three children: Benjamin, Jacqueline and Kimberly Hanson, one grandson, Harlow Hanson, seven siblings: Betty (Chuck) Nelson, Shirley (Gordy) Nelson, Judy (Steve) Ludwigson, Gary Hanson, Diane (John) Olsen, Dean (Sue) Hanson and Curt (Connie) Hanson, many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Daryl.
Memorial Service will be 5:00 PM on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Sugar Creek Lutheran Church, N5690 Cobblestone Rd. Elkhorn, WI, with Pastor Dick Inglett officiating. Visitation will be 3:00 PM until service time Friday at the church. A second memorial service will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Stanfold Lutheran Church, 1573 21st Ave. Rice Lake, WI, with Pastor John Bergson officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 AM until time of service at the church. Inurnment will be at Nora Cemetery Rice Lake, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ken's name may be directed to Sugar Creek Lutheran Church or Stanfold Lutheran Church. Online guest book at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory and Appleyard's Home for Funerals assisted the Hanson Family.